Peter Kioso poised for Rotherham United return

PETER Kioso is set for his first Rotherham United match action for more than two months today.
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Peter Kioso

The wing-back, a summer signing from Luton Town, hasn't played since suffering a groin injury in the League Cup at Port Vale in early August.

He is back in full training and should accelerate his comeback this afternoon when the Millers' reserve side take on Huddersfield Town's second string in the Central League Cup at Roundwood.

Manager Matt Taylor told The Advertiser late last week: "Peter's trained this week and trained well. He'll get 45 minutes as long as he gets through the next few days with no recurrence of the injury and no response to his training time."

Several fringe members of Rotherham's Championship squad are also poised to feature against the Terriers.

Taylor, in his second week in the Rotherham hot-seat, is an admirer of 23-year-old Kioso who started out at Hartlepool United in 2018 before moving to Luton permanently and having loan spells at Bolton Wanderers, Northampton Town and MK Dons.

"He's a player I've kind of followed through his career," the new boss said. "I tried to sign him when he was at Hartlepool United.

"I watched him a few times at National League level and since then he's produced good displays at League One and Championship level.

"I'm looking forward to working with him. He's got to get his body right first. Tuesday will be his first step in terms of meaningful match minutes. Hopefully it will be a big tick for him. Having him back will be a boost."

Kioso made his Millers debut as a league substitute in the opening-day 1-1 draw with Swansea City on July 30 and then limped off in the first half against Vale 11 days later.