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18 March 2016

Neil Warnock talks to

Rotherham United boss Neil Warnock could see his defensive options boosted by the returns of duo Richard Wood and Lloyd Doyley, while Greg Halford will also come back into the fold for his side’s Sky Bet Championship showdown with Ipswich Town.

The Millers’ pair both missed out on the exhilarating 3-3 draw with Derby County last weekend but could leave Warnock with a selection headache should they be deemed fit for the game at Portman Road.

“Richard has trained this morning and will be coming down to Ipswich with us,” he explained.

“I’ll have a choice then and if Richard is fit and Doyley is fit and Collins is fit then I’ll have to make the decision there.”

Meanwhile, the Millers boss admitted he was relieved to have the services of Halford back at his disposal after he sat out of the clash with the Rams as he served a one game suspension following his dismissal against Middlesbrough.
“Thank goodness we’ve got him back. You don’t realise what Greg does in any position really and he has been fabulous for me and it’s great to have him back on board,” Warnock exclaimed.

However, the Millers were dealt a blow when winger Jerome Thomas limped out of the draw with Darren Wassall’s side sustaining an injury that will leave him sidelined until after the international break.

Warnock was disappointed to see the former Arsenal man fall foul to injury but admitted that he hopes that the lack of a league fixture next weekend will give him ample time to recover for when the Millers host Leeds United in early April.

“He should be okay for the Leeds game. If he’s going to get an injury like that it’s probably the best time to do it,” he told

“It’s one away game before two weeks off so he’s got three weeks which is just about the right time and hopefully he’ll be involved against Leeds in some capacity.

“You need players that can change or win a game and make goals and he just does something like that. He gives defenders problems. His finishing product is probably not as good as it could be but his impact has been very good.

“I have been very pleased with his contribution, like Leon [Best] since he has come back to fitness.”

Richardson is also expected to return in time to face his former club on 2nd April and Warnock is hoping to keep the rest of his squad fit for the Sky Bet Championship run in.

“I think he’ll be alright by then and I just hope we don’t pick anything silly up at Ipswich that could thwart the two weeks break."

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