Paul Raynor gives the Millers' team news...Rotherham United assistant manager Paul Raynor is looking forward to having a full squad at the disposal of the management team for the trip to Birmingham City on Saturday.
Kirk Broadfoot and Lee Frecklington are available for selection as a fully fit Millers’ squad travel to the Midlands to face off with the Blues in the Sky Bet Championship.
Raynor was delighted at the prospect of being able to utilise former Rangers defender Broadfoot at the weekend and is looking forward to seeing him in action following a strong finish to the 2014/15 campaign.
“I think Kirk was one of our best players towards the back end of last season. He developed a good partnership with Faz Rawson and Craig Morgan and his experience is vital,” Raynor told www.themillers.co.uk.
“He’s been fantastic around the dressing room in the last few weeks, encouraging the boys and cajoling us to keep our heads up and now we can utilise him on the pitch as well so it’s a real plus for us to have someone of his experience available again.
The Millers’ assistant manager also took time to praise the 31-year-old Scotland international for the work he has put in to ensure he was at peak fitness for the trip to St. Andrew’s.
“His workload has been fantastic and he’s certainly not short on fitness. He’s been putting hour after hour in on the training ground and in the gym and he’s as fit as he can be.”
Rotherham United skipper Frecklington will also return to the reckoning following his absence as a result of a calf injury sustained at Charlton Athletic and will pose the management team a selection headache ahead of the clash with Blues.
“Lee’s trained the last couple of days and as long as we don’t see a reaction then he will be available along with everybody else.
“It’s nice to have a fully fit squad to choose from and we might freshen it up a bit.
“There’s been some fantastic performances in training this week that have caught the eye so we won’t have it that it’s going to be the same team just because we’ve got a win, there’s going to be some players really pushing for places at the weekend."