Millers won't rush Broadfoot

ROTHERHAM United are determined not to plunge Kirk Broadfoot back into front-line Championship action until he is absolutely ready.

The Millers have been without the services of the experienced centre-half since the first game of the season against Wolves.

He has undergone back surgery and his rehabilitation has speeded up lately, with the 32-year-old said to be ahead of schedule.

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Although the Scot returned to training this week, it still doesn't mean he has been inked in for a quick league start.

Manager Alan Stubbs told the Advertiser: “We know what Broady brings to the table and it will be good when we have him available, we are certainly getting closer to that now.

“We've been a little bit cautious because we don't want to rush him back too quickly, although we're having to hold him back a little bit at this moment in time because he's doing very well.

“In a perfect situation we'd have him training for a week and then get 60 or 70 minutes  of a game into him. That's in an ideal world. It all depends on how he's training and how he feels.

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“The most important thing is that when he's back, he's available week-in and week-out.”

Stubbs confirmed that Broadfoot was most likely to be available next weekend when Rotherham face Reading.

He added: "The injury is doing really well, he's just having a couple of niggles now with being out. He's got a better chance next weekend rather than the next game or two."