Adeyemi ready for his 'third debut'

MIDFIELD man Tom Adeyemi wants his season to start for real after the international break with an uninterrupted run in Rotherham United's Championship survival fight.

A strong and athletic player, a fully fit and firing Adeyemi could be an asset in an area of the park which has been a problem  this season.

The trouble is that there has been only fleeting glimpses of the Cardiff City loanee and when he has played, he hasn't been fully fit.

He's had two separate injuries and hasn’t featured since he had to come off early doors in the tight defeat to Newcastle.

But after more than a month of treatment and rest, Adeyemi is ready to put the false starts and Saturday afternoons in the stand behind him and finally get involved.

“It's been frustrating,” he told the Advertiser, “ I don't feel like I've got going yet because every time I feel like I'm starting to get up to speed then I have a setback.

"Initially I had a thigh problem on my debut against Brentford. It lingered a bit and I was playing with it still and then I pulled my calf against Newcastle and that's been the problem for the last few weeks.

“It has taken a bit of time to get them both completely right but now I'm back in full training.

“It almost feels like it will be my third debut the next time I play because I made my debut and came back from injury once and now again. I'm hoping I've put all that behind me now.  I’ve got time to do some extra fitness work and get up to speed and I should be available for the next match against Derby.”

Skipper Lee Frecklington is also expected to return to training today as the build-up begins to Saturday's trip to the iPro Stadium, where the Millers will be chasing a first win in 13 matches.