Another injury to Joe Mattock has made the Millers’ need more pressing, whilst Boro boss Neil Warnock has admitted Ciaron Brown is one of three players he is considering for one of his problem positions.
Warnock handed Brown his Cardiff City debut two years ago and with Marcus Tavernier pressed into action at left-back during Friday’s pre-season friendly at Plymouth Argyle, he is an option ahead of Hayden Coulson’s expected departure.
“He (Brown) is one of three lads that we’re looking at,” confirmed Warnock. “We’re a bit short on that left side, and I think you’re asking a bit too much of Pelts (Lee Peltier).
Warnock is also considering a move for centre-back Kean Bryan, a free agent after failing to agree a new contract at Sheffield United.
Boro are due to complete the signing of Martin Payero once the midfielder’s Olympics are over, which could be tomorrow if Argentina lose to Spain in their final group game. La Albiceleste recovered from a surprise opening defeat to Australia to beat Egypt with Payero recalled to the XI.
A draw would leave Argentina needing Egypt to beat Australia to reach the quarter-finals.
Mattock felt a tight Achilles at the weekend on top of the ankle problem which has restricted him to three competitive appearances since December’s surgery.
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Matt Olosunde, a right-back who filled in there at times last season, has joined Preston North End and centre-back Clark Robertson, who can play on the left, moved to Portsmouth, left-back Trevor Clarke to Bristol Rovers.
New signing Shane Ferguson played there in Saturday’s friendly at Grimsby Town and although he is more than capable, manager Paul Warne signed him to play higher up the field.