Lloyd Doyley and Greg Halford are fitness doubts for Rotherham United

Neil Warnock and assistant Kevin Blackwell.
Neil Warnock and assistant Kevin Blackwell.
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Rotherham United have a couple of injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s key game at MK Dons.

Greg Halford and Lloyd Doyley are both doubts for the Championship game, with the Millers knowing victory on Saturday over their fellow relegation battlers would put them nine points clear of the drop zone.

Defender Doyley suffered a knee injury against Leeds United on Saturday, and missed Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Bristol City.

The 34-year-old underwent a scan yesterday but the Millers are waiting on the results.

“He had a scan on his knee and we are still waiting on the report so at this moment in time I can’t tell you,” said assistant manager Kevin Blackwell.

Halford suffered whiplash at Ashton Gate, after a first-half collision, but managed to see the game out.

Blackwell said: “He’s still getting treatment for it, it was whiplash and anybody who has had whiplash will know how painful that is.

“He cleared the ball and we were coming out and one of their players ran into the back of him and his head flicked back.

“It was the fact that when the doctor came on he thought it was a head injury and went through the whole procedure so that’s why it took so long.

“At the moment he is still getting treatment and we will see how he goes.”

The Millers are unbeaten in seven games, and will check on several “niggles” ahead of the trip South.

“We have got one or two other niggles,” confirmed Blackwell. “It was a late night getting back so it is just about rest and recuperation and getting them in the medical room and getting them back fit as quick as we can.

“At this stage of the season when it goes game, game, game, you know you are going to pick up those niggles.

“It’s strength of mind now to make sure we are ready to go again.”