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Fitness race for Millers duo

21 February 2013

Steve Evans talks to www.themillers.co.uk

Duo Daniel Nardiello and Daniel Kearns are in a race to be fit for Tuesday night’s clash with York City.

Boss Steve Evans confirmed to www.themillers.co.uk earlier today that both have been undergoing attention from the Millers medical team today, but he is hopeful that progress can be made ahead of the match with Gary Mills’ Minstermen.

Nardiello didn’t feature for the Millers during 2-1 victory at Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night due to a groin problem, whilst Kearns was withdrawn at half-time due to a tight hamstring.

“Daniel has a big part to play for Rotherham United, he was outstanding against Chesterfield on the Saturday, but we didn’t want to take a risk with him. We are hopeful that he will be fully fit and ready for the visit of York,” said Evans.

“It was obvious that Danny was struggling late on in the first-half at Bristol Rovers, and again we didn’t want to take a risk so we took him off.

“With Danny early indications show it could be a mild strain, and if that is the case he could well be in contention for Tuesday night. As a matter of precaution we will have the player fully scanned on Monday to make sure there is no damage to the hamstring that we are not aware of.

“Denis Circuit (Head of Medical) has been fantastic all season and as always I will seek his advice on Monday in relation to all the lads.”

The Millers are not in action this weekend due to Bradford City’s involvement in the Capital One Cup Final, but entertain York on Tuesday looking for their fourth straight league victory.

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