Rotherham United pencil in return date for Chiedozie Ogbene, Kyle Vassell and Adam Thompson

By Paul Davis | 26/09/2019

Rotherham United pencil in return date for Chiedozie Ogbene, Kyle Vassell and Adam Thompson
Chiedozie Ogbene

A TRIO of injured players are poised to make their Rotherham United comebacks within the next fortnight.

Winger Chiedozie Ogbene, striker Kyle Vassell and centre-half Adam Thompson have been given a target of the EFL Trophy home clash against Doncaster Rovers a week on Tuesday.

"We're sort of earmarking the October 8 match for their opportunity to get back into a first-team game," manager Paul Warne said.

"They might not start, they might not even make it, but that's the game we're looking to at the moment. If everything goes well, that's when they should return."

New boy Ogbene damaged his hamstring on his debut on August 31 against Tranmere Rovers, striker Vassell suffered a hamstring pull in the same game and Thompson, yet to make his debut after his late-August switch from Bury, pulled up in training three weeks ago with a leg injury.

"Chieo is doing light running," Warne said. "He's recovering pretty well. He'll advance quite a lot next week.

"I think that having him and Vass back will make a massive difference to us. They're two really powerful, effective players. They will give us more options, which is great news."

The Millers visit Bristol Rovers in League One on Saturday.

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