Fitness update on Shane Ferguson, Jamie Lindsay and Josh Kayode as Rotherham United look to widen MK Dons gap

Fitness update on Shane Ferguson, Jamie Lindsay and Josh Kayode as Rotherham United look to widen MK Dons gap

By Paul Davis | 13/03/2022

Fitness update on Shane Ferguson, Jamie Lindsay and Josh Kayode as Rotherham United look to widen MK Dons gap
Shane Ferguson

SHANE Ferguson will be fit for table-topping Rotherham United's key League One match at home to Lincoln City tomorrow night.

The wing-back was taken off in the second half of Saturday's 0-0 draw at Wycombe Wanderers after needing a prolonged spell of treatment.

But manager Paul Warne has confirmed that the 30-year-old's withdrawal was only a precaution.

"He just tightened up a little bit," the boss said. "He's fine."

Tuesday's clash sees the Millers play their game in hand over third-placed MK Dons. A win would take them seven points clear of Liam Manning's side in the race for automatic promotion with only eight fixtures left.

Midfielder Jamie Lindsay remains is a doubt for the Imps encounter because of the sore shoulder that sidelined him this weekend.

"He wasn't close to being involved at Wycombe," Warne said. "We are waiting for his guidance. If he feels pain-free we'll put him back in the squad.

The Scot was expected to train today but only as a "floater".

Striker Josh Kayode was back in the matchday 18 in Buckinghamshire after a swollen knee but was left on the bench as Chiedozie Ogbene partnered Michael Smith, making his 200th Rotherham appearance, down the middle.

"Josh hadn't trained all week. He's felt under the weather," Warne said.

The stalemate saw the Millers record their 21st league clean sheet of the campaign and they have conceded only five times on their third-tier travels.

After Lincoln, they have another date at AESSEAL New York Stadium, against Shrewsbury Town this Saturday.

Warne said: "I told the lads in the dressing room: 'It's a good point and now you've got two home games. If you get back-to-back wins at home you'll put yourselves in a really good position.'"