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Skipper set to miss out

14 September 2015

Steve Evans talks to

Rotherham United skipper Lee Frecklington looks set to miss the clash with league leaders Brighton & Hove Albion tomorrow night.

The new club captain limped out of the 1-1 draw with Charlton Athletic on Saturday with a calf problem, and after having scans it has been confirmed he will most likely not be fit for the trip to The Amex Stadium.

Manager Steve Evans confirmed that whilst the injury is not too serious, Frecklington will also have to be assessed ahead of the home clash with Cardiff City at the weekend.

“Lee has some strained fibres in his calf muscle so that looks highly likely he will have to miss the game,” Evans told

“He may miss tomorrow but it is too early to tell whether he will be available for the weekend. We’ll have to see what the medical team say about that later in the week. 

“He hasn’t completely torn the calf muscle. From our point of view it isn’t as good as we hoped, but at the same time not as bad as we feared.”

The Millers have stayed down south following Saturday’s draw against Charlton and Evans confirmed preparations have been good ahead of the game with Chris Hughton’s pace setters.

“We had the opportunity of staying over local to Charlton on Saturday evening so that allowed the boys to recover, refuel and settle down for the evening,” Evans added.

“We then travelled onto Sussex yesterday and trained, we have trained again this morning so we are in good shape. We are making sure that they are all fresh again for a tough game away at the league leaders.”

The Millers will be making their second visit to The Amex after a 1-1 draw in the Sky Bet Championship last season.

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