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Skipper Lee Frecklington continues to make steady progress in his race for full fitness, but he is unlikely to feature at Cardiff City this weekend.
The energetic midfielder has been striving to get back into the first-team fold following a successful operation on his injured ankle, making rapid progress in the first two weeks of his recovery.
Whilst still making progress behind the scenes, which has included training this week, interim manager Paul Warne reckons tomorrow’s encounter with the Bluebirds may come just too soon for the ex-Peterborough operator.
"I don't think so,” Warne said on whether Frecklington would travel this weekend.
“He trained well all week but today (Thursday) he was a little bit sore so he is going to have to have a down day again. That is frustrating for him because he is desperate to get back, but I don't think he'll play a part in the Cardiff game.”
As Frecklington closes in on a return, Warne was given better news on defensive duo Aïmen Belaïd and Darnell Fisher who are both expected to make the matchday squad for the visit to the Cardiff City Stadium.
There was also an update on Norwich loanee Carlton Morris who is continuing his rehabilitation from a hamstring problem.
Warne is hopeful that the former Hamilton front-man will join up with the Millers next week to increase his attacking options.
"Carlton Morris had a little bit of relapse with his hamstring injury, but I am hopeful that he will join up with us next week,” Warne added.
“He is a big asset for Norwich, so they will pay for him while he is there, so hopefully when he comes in he will hit the ground running.
“Competition up front is good. At home especially I like to play two up front so if I have four strikers knocking on the door then there is more competition in attack which is good.”