Matt Taylor's praise as Grant Hall eyes Rotherham United return

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MATT Taylor could hand Grant Hall an instant recall when Rotherham United take on Championship leaders Burnley tonight.

The centre-half missed Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Cardiff City as he served a one-match ban for accumulating five yellow cards.

Boss Taylor is a big admirer of the 30-year-old's qualities and may turn to him as the Millers play their third away game in eight days.

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“Our worst performances since I came to the club have been against Hull and Cardiff and Grant wasn’t on the pitch for either of those games," the manager said.

"That says something in terms of his influence, composure and other defensive attributes. He’s certainly someone who can add control to any team and take the sting out of certain moments.”

The suspension was an opportune one for Hall as it allowed him to rest at a time when he was nursing tightness in his calves.

Taylor is under no illusion about the size of the task facing his 13th-placed men at Turf Moor as they take on table-toppers who are the only team in the division to still be unbeaten at home.

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"Burnley are going to put us under pressure, they're going to get us deep as a team," he said. "They're going to hurt our goal at times. They've got the quality to do that at will.

"We have to find a way to show some aggression ourselves towards the opposition goal."

Attacker Chiedozie Ogbene and wing-backs Shane Ferguson and Peter Kioso are all avallable after hamstring, ankle and groin injuries respectively.