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READ | No injury issues for Izzy

29 December 2016

Paul Warne has eased any fears over the fitness of Izzy Brown, stating the Chelsea loanee is fully fit for tonight's game with Burton Albion.

Brown was withdrawn early from the Boxing Day victory over Wigan Athletic, as the Millers made it back-to-home home wins after a 3-2 success.

Warne confirmed that Brown was substituted as a precaution after a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.

"Izzy is fine," Warne confirmed to www.themillers.co.uk

"I took him off because I felt at that time the game was a bit stagnant. I needed something different, some fresh impetus and pace. I am aware that Izzy was coming back from a hamstring injury, even though it wasn't really an injury, it was more tightness thing. 

"There is no point, unless you have to, to make him play 90 minutes. If I had done that then he would have probably been a doubt for tonight. 

"He won't be a doubt, he is fine. I have Peter Odemwingie available, I don't see it as weakening the side by bringing Peter on for Izzy, I am more than happy to put him on and bring fresh legs on. It wasn't a tactical decision, it was more common sense prevailing. There was no point in him playing 90 minutes and then missing the next three. "

Warne will still be without goalkeeper Lee Camp who has a knee injury, whilst defender Kelvin Wilson will miss out through illness.

"I had 26 outfield players train yesterday," Warne confirmed.

"Scotty Allan was back in training, the only ones who were missing were Campy, Clarke-Harris and Kelvin Wilson who was ill. Everyone else is fine."

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