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READ | No fresh injury concerns ahead of Terriers trip, says Stubbs

27 September 2016

Alan Stubbs talks to www.themillers.co.uk...

Rotherham United manager Alan Stubbs says he has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the midweek trip to Huddersfield Town in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Millers boss was pleased to see his side come away from Saturday’s clash with Cardiff City without any injuries, but is likely to be forced to once again emit defender Stephen Kelly from the squad who he is targeting a weekend return for.

“Everybody from the weekend’s game seems to have come out of it unscathed,” Stubbs told www.themillers.co.uk.

“It’s probably come too early for him [Stephen Kelly]. He may have a better chance on Saturday against Newcastle but we’ll see how the week goes on and that could be optimistic.”

Meanwhile, Stubbs will have his options boosted by the return of Tom Adeyemi who had to sit out of the most recent match action due to a clause in his loan stating that he could not face his parent club, but is looking forward to reintroducing him to the fold in West Yorkshire tonight.

“Tom has come in and had an impact in the team but it’s been a little bit fleeting in appearances because he got injured in the first game,” he continued.

“He’s come back and then obviously wasn’t eligible to play in the game in the weekend just gone.

“I think Tom and ourselves would like for him to get a run of games. We know what he can do and what he can bring to the team but it would be good to hit the ground running now and really establish a run of games without any interruptions.”

Stubbs continued to draw likeness to Adeyemi's situation in the cases ofo Joe Newell and Lee Frecklington who have also seen their start to the 2016/17 campaigns hampered by injury but believes their return to full fitness will provide his side with a major boost.

“The same goes for those two as well. They’ve had a very stop-start beginning to the season and they’ll want to get a run of consistent games in the team and they’ll certainly help if they’re on form."

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