Rotherham United hit by Mickel Miller setback and boss Paul Warne gives his opinion on the lack of red cards for opponents Ipswich Town

ROTHERHAM United are set to be without Mickel Miller for the rest of their League One promotion run-in after the wing-back's injury jinx struck again.
Mickel Miller goes off. Picture by Dave PoucherMickel Miller goes off. Picture by Dave Poucher
Mickel Miller goes off. Picture by Dave Poucher

The 26-year-old, who has been restricted to 30 appearances this season by various issues, limped out of Saturday's 1-0 home triumph over Ipswich Town at AESSEAL New York Stadium with another hamstring complaint.

It was the only blot on the Millers' day as victory lifted them back into the automatic-promotion places, with only four games left to play, and MK Dons then lost to Sheffield Wednesday to spurn the opportunity to reclaim second spot.

"Mickel's done his hammy so I would suspect that's his season over," manager Paul Warne said.

"If we end up in the play-offs he might be all right for those but I don't know yet."

Miller, who spent a month on the sidelines with a hamstring problem earlier in the year, had to leave the pitch in the 23rd minute and is being assessed by the club's medical staff

Rotherham dominated the second half of a physical game against the Tractor Boys who had five players booked and were lucky to keep all 11 men on the pitch.

Among those cautioned were Bersant Celina who sent Ollie Rathbone tumbling to the ground with a two-handed push in the chest, James Norwood who caught Michael Ihiekwe in the face with an elbow and Sone Aluko who went in high and late on goalkeeper Viktor Johansson.

Norwood's seemed the worst infringement of the three, although Warne spoke only about the other two incidents in his after-match press conference.

"If you push a player over there is always an opportunity to get sent off," he said. "I wouldn't want my player to do that. It was an open-handed push so I don't know if it's a red card.

"The one on Viktor, they have both gone for the ball. I would want my centre-forward to go for that. I don't think there is any maliciousness in the challenge, I just think it's two men having a right good go for their team. I don't have any issues with that.

"What I had an issue with was the fouls when we counter-attacked. There was a trip on Chieo (Ogbene) and nothing happens and then the first tackle that REG (Rarmani Edmonds-Green) puts in is a yellow card.

"I was a little bit unhappy about that  but I would be  because I am the manager of the team in red, not in blue."