New fitness update on Rotherham United's Lee Peltier

LEE Peltier will play no part in Rotherham United's next few games even though his derby-day injury has turned out to be less serious than first feared.

The Millers had concerns that the veteran defender had cracked the tibia or fibula bone in his lower leg and was facing a lengthy lay-off when he limped out of the South Yorkshire showdown with Sheffield Wednesday earlier this month.

However, a scan has eased their worries, with boss Leam Richardson revealing: “It's better than we thought.

“It's ankle ligaments. Fingers crossed, it will be weeks and, knowing Lee, it will be quite quick in weeks.”

Rotherham United right-back Lee Peltier. Picture: Jim BrailsfordRotherham United right-back Lee Peltier. Picture: Jim Brailsford
Rotherham United right-back Lee Peltier. Picture: Jim Brailsford

Rotherham, who are at home to Huddersfield Town on Saturday, have crashed to successive 5-0 away defeats in the absence of the 37-year-old to leave them further marooned at the bottom of the Championship

Centre-half duo Tyler Blackett and Grant Hall, who are coming back from long-term hamstring and hip issues respectively, are closing in on returns but remain unavailable for selection.

“They're training on the grass,” said Richardson. They're running with the physios and also taking part in some group training. They're not ready to go into main training full-time yet.”