Neil Warnock speaks to www.themillers.co.uk...Rotherham United boss Neil Warnock once again has a clean bill of health in his squad ahead of the visit of Huddersfield Town, with the exception of Lee Frecklington who will have his situation assessed prior to the game at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
The Millers chief admitted he only intended on giving the popular midfielder an hour against Nottingham Forest at the weekend, but was keen to withdraw him as a precaution after 80 minutes had elapsed.
“Frecks was a bit tender on Saturday and he’d just stiffened up,” Warnock explained.
“We said we wanted to get him 60 minutes really and I probably should have taken him off then but at 80 minutes we decided we didn’t want to risk it anymore.”
Warnock has no other injury concerns ahead of the visit of the Terriers and will have midfielder Chris Burke back available for selection after he was ruled out of the Forest clash due to terms in his loan agreement.
“Other than that I don’t think there is anything untoward really. Everybody wants to be fit and we have got one or two of the fringe players that have been out a bit but it’s just a matter of trying to pick a side to get a result against my old club,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.
“Chris [Burke] has done well in training and he’s been unlucky really because we’ve not been able to get him on the bench because of certain things we’ve wanted to have on there, in case one or two positions needed changing and he’s been the unlucky one.
“I’ve no problem if I have to use him between now and the end of the season because he’s been fabulous in training.”
The Millers could cement their place in the Sky Bet Championship tonight depending on how MK Dons fare at Sheffield Wednesday and Warnock is keen to ensure his side are a mainstay in the second tier for years to come.
“I’ve been tired and times and it’s a tiring situation for any manager at the level we’re talking about and the expectations,” he admitted.
“The club has just arrived and it’s starting to move forward and we feel as though we can cement the place and I think looking ahead, the club has got to give every help to the manager to establish themselves at this level."