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Nicky set for month on the sidelines

1 August 2012

Boss Steve Evans reveals that Nicky Hunt is set for a month on the sidelines

Boss Steve Evans has revealed that he is set to be without new signing Nicky Hunt for at least a month with a hamstring problem.

The defender, who signed in the close season after leaving Preston North End, pulled up in the first half during Saturday's defeat by Hearts, and after further investigation by the Millers' medical team Evans has admitted he is set for a spell on the sidelines.

He will join fellow right-back Dale Tonge who hasn't been involved in any of the pre-season games due to an Achilles problem, and Evans still isn't clear when he will be set for a return to action.

"Nicky will be out for around a month," Evans admitted to Millers Player.

"He has a 50% tear in one of his hamstrings so that is not good news especially with Dale Tonge out and we don't know if Dale will be missing for three days, three weeks or months, we just don't know. We need to get on top of that; he is seeing a specialist tomorrow."

Mark Bradley deputised at right-back against the Blades whilst Evans also has the option of using Johnny Mullins in the full-back area.

"We still have options at the back," added Evans. "I didn't think Mark Bradley looked out of place against a top League One side and that is credit to him."

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