Kirk Broadfoot talks to www.themillers.co.uk...Rotherham United defender Kirk Broadfoot says his 45 minutes in Tuesday’s 1-0 reserve victory over York City was another step towards returning to Sky Bet Championship action.
The Scotland international returned to the Millers’ rearguard during the midweek outing in The Central League for the first time since the 2016/17 season opening day clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers as Garreth Barker oversaw a win over the Minstermen with the likes of Jake Forster-Caskey and Aïmen Belaïd also involved.
Despite admitting that his quest to return to full fitness is far from over, he is keen to take advantage of his appearances for the club’s second string.
“It's another stepping stone into my rehab,”Broadfoot enthused.
“I was obviously a bit rusty and need to get up to fitness but that's going to take time, so it's just a matter of getting my head down and working hard at training and trying to get the most out of reserve games.
“There were no issues. I was just maybe a bit rusty and a little bit weak but that will come over time.”
Broadfoot played a pivotal role for the Millers as they escaped the drop from the second tier with a superb run of form last season but says he won’t return to action before he is ready.
“It's one of those things and it's a strange injury,” he added.
“It's been hard-going and frustrating but I'm taking every day as it comes because it's one of those injuries that you have to.
“Hopefully things don't flare up on the back of the York game and we can get back to training Thursday.”
“I think I'll need another reserve game before I can be involved at first team level. It will depend though and it all comes down to the manager, but I don't think it will be this weekend."