Millers hopeful over Nardiello

Rotherham striker Daniel Nardiello is expected to be back in

contention for the home game with Southend next Saturday.

Laurie Wilson is also close to a return to action.

Nardiello has been struggling with a groin strain and missed

Saturday’s goalless draw at York, but could return for the reserves

in midweek.

Left-back Wilson has missed the last five games due to a bruised

knee, but is closing in on his first appearance since the 6-2

defeat at Port Vale early last month.

“Daniel Nardiello has a slight groin strain he picked up in a

practice match we had on Wednesday, the morning after our match was

postponed at Accrington,” said manager Steve Evans.

“Our head of medical, Denis Circuit, and the lad himself have

both told me it’s improving rapidly and he will most likely be fit

to play in our reserve match with Peterborough United on Tuesday,

if not he should certainly be fit for the visit of Southend United

on Saturday.

“Laurie Wilson is still feeling some slight discomfort in his

knee, but, as it’s only bone bruising, he has to work the joint, so

he’s training for a couple of days with the squad then working in

the gym for two days, but I would think he’s just about ready to

play again.”