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READ | No fresh injury concerns, says Stubbs

17 October 2016

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Rotherham United manager Alan Stubbs has no fresh injury concerns as he prepares his side for the midweek trip to Birmingham City in the Sky Bet Championship.

Only Dominic Ball came away from Saturday’s clash with Norwich City feeling any ill-effects but the Millers’ boss is confident that he will be available for selection in the Midlands.

However, Stubbs does not expect a return for midfield man Tom Adeyemi at St. Andrew’s and says he is more likely to see a return for the Cardiff City loanee in seven days’ time.

“Players-wise there was only one who had a slight knock after the game and that was Dominic Ball,” he explained.

“It was a stamp on the top of his foot but it won’t be anything that will prevent him being available for Birmingham so from that point of view, we’ve come from the game with no fresh injuries.

“I don’t there will be anybody coming back into the squad. Tom is still doing his rehab and he will probably be another week.”

Meanwhile, long-term absentee Kirk Broadfoot is set to miss out once more after a setback in his recovery after sustaining an unrelated foot injury.

“Broady is seeing a specialist today, he’s just had a little bit of a problem with his foot which is not in connection to his back operation that he’s had,” Stubbs added.

“We’re hoping for some positive news from seeing a specialist today and the rest are back in training.”

Saturday’s clash with the Canaries saw Will Vaulks start in a central midfield berth while there were cameos for Scott Allan and Jake Forster-Caskey, both of whom Stubbs says need to maintain their momentum in training to mount a challenge for a starting shirt.

“They need to just keep training. I’ve got to say that Jake has trained very well since he’s not been in the team,” he continued.

“They are pushing and they have to keep training well and when their opportunity comes along they need to grab it with both hands.

“There will be opportunities for them, whether that’s Jake, Scott or Fordey or anyone else. They’re all training well and Scotty is training much better and if they do that they give themselves a much better chance of getting into the starting 11."

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