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READ | Broadfoot edging closer to a return

6 October 2016

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Rotherham United manager Alan Stubbs says Kirk Broadfoot continues to make progress as the defender closes in on a return to first team action.

The Scottish international has been restricted to just one appearance for the Millers this season, but has made steady progress behind the scenes over the past month as he bids to make his first appearance since the opening day draw with Wolves.

Stubbs is confident that the former Rangers ace will be able to start full training next week, admitting he was progressing well.

“Kirk is right on schedule, if not ahead, of where he needs to be,” Stubbs told

“He has been doing conditioning work all this week, and he has been improving with each day. As long as everything goes okay for the rest of the week, then we anticipate that Broady will be in training from the early part of next week. The same goes for Aïmen Belaïd as well.

“It gives the squad a much healthier look. We have gone through the early part of the season when we have had two or three out, then two or three back in, and then some out again. We haven’t really had a full compliment of players to choose from.

“I think in an ideal situation we would like to give Broady a full week of training, then maybe play some part in a development game. If anything though we are having to hold him back a little because he is progressing really well.”

The Millers are without a game this weekend due to the international break, but return to action at Carrow Road on October 15th.

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