The problem loan star Dexter Lembikisa has been nursing during his time with Rotherham United

Dexter Lembikisa scores against Norwich City. Picture: Jim BrailsfordDexter Lembikisa scores against Norwich City. Picture: Jim Brailsford
Dexter Lembikisa scores against Norwich City. Picture: Jim Brailsford
The 19-year-old hasn't joined up with Jamaica during the international break.

LOAN hit Dexter Lembikisa has been playing through a foot complaint for Rotherham United, manager Matt Taylor has revealed.

The Wolverhampton Wanderers teenage right-back has made a huge impact since his season-long switch to AESSEAL New York Stadium and scored the first goal of his senior career in the 2-1 win over Norwich City last weekend with a stunning volley.

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However, the soreness he is experiencing saw him withdraw from the Jamaica squad who are contesting two CONCACAF Nations League matches during the international break and he has taken no part in Millers training since the Canaries clash.

"Dexter has had a foot problem for a number of weeks," Taylor said." He's got a bit of bone bruising. We didn't pull him out; it was Wolves' and the player's decision.

"We all felt it was the right thing to do. He needed a bit of downtime. He's not been on his feet this week."

Rotherham return to action next Saturday and they and parent club Wolves are mindful of protecting the youngster with a busy Championship schedule coming up.

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"He'll start training again next week and we hope that by that stage his foot is in a better position," Taylor said. "We didn't want it to become a 'constant' during his time with us."

Two Millers players have reported for international duty. Goalkeeper Viktor Johansson was on the bench for Sweden's 5-0 win in Estonia in a Euro 2024 qualifying match yesterday while young striker Ciaran McGuckin came on a substitute as Northern Ireland Under-21s lost 1-0 at home to Luxembourg last Thursday in an U-21 Euro 2025 qualifier.

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