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Fitness concern for Rotherham ahead of Lincoln clash

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Rotherham go into Tuesday’s trip to Lincoln with an injury concern regarding their skipper, centre-back Richard Wood, who was forced off during the weekend’s 4-2 reverse at home to Fleetwood after his calf tightened up – as per the Rotherham Advertiser.

36-year-old Wood, an ever-present so far this season, was substituted with Rotherham trailing 3-2, and his team conceded again minutes later compounding what Millers’ boss, Paul Warne, described as his team’s worst display of the season.

Wood was replaced by Huddersfield loanee, Rormani Edmonds-Green, who they may have to turn to again should Wood fail to recover. However, with Rotherham operating primarily in a 3-5-2 formation this season they will be hopeful that Wood recover to ensure that they are not left short of defensive cover.

Rotherham now have a record of three wins and three defeats from their opening 6 games and will hope to be boosted by the return of Northern Ireland international, Shane Feguson, who missed the Fleetwood defeat after picking up a knock on international duty.

The Millers will look to Ferguson to be the supply line for Will Grigg, who came on to make his debut on Saturday following his loan move from League One rivals, Sunderland.

The Verdict

Rotherham have had a mixed start to their campaign but before Saturday they had only conceded three goals in 5 games, demonstrating a defensive meanness that Wood, who has played every game, has been integral to. They will be hoping that Wood can take his place at the heart of defence on Tuesday especially as they are facing goal-happy Lincoln, who won 5-1 at Cambridge at the weekend.


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