Stubbs set to make changes for Brighton trip

ROTHERHAM United will run a late fitness check on Kirk Broadfoot ahead of tonight's Championship visit to Brighton (7.45pm).

The experienced central defender sat out Saturday's defeat at Aston Villa with a hamstring injury.

It remains to be seen if new man Izzy Brown - who joined on a season-long loan from Chelsea yesterday -  will be considered for selection and another new face, full-back Darnell Fisher, is also pressing for a first start after signing from Celtic last week.

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The match comes too soon for a return for midfielder Lee Frecklington (calf) and long-term absentees Joe Newell and Aimen Belaid, although the pair are now back in training after undergoing surgery this summer.

Midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey - who is on a year's loan from Brighton - is ineligible to play against his parent club. 

After seeing his side ship ten goals in three games, manager Alan Stubbs is striving to field a settled back line.

"We need to defend better and have a more solid look to us when we haven't got the ball and ideally with any back line you want continuity," he said.

"The sooner we get harder to beat, the better."

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Brighton are one of the favourites for promotion under Chris Hughton and have started with a draw and a win while the Millers, with one point from a possible six so far, are chasing their first victory in eight in the league.

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