Rotherham dealt injury blow ahead of crucial week

04 May 2021 17:44:26 GMTPlus10

Rotherham defender Angus MacDonald will miss the final two games of the Championship season after it was confirmed he aggravated a calf injury during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Blackburn.

MacDonald had been struggling with the issue over recent weeks and he was forced off just 36 minutes into the match at the New York Stadium, with Millers boss Paul Warne confirming the 28-year-old will miss the final two matches of the season as a result.

"In fairness, Angus has been one of those players who is dogging in there and has been struggling with his calves and did not train much last week and we have had to patch him up and get him out for games," Warne told reporters.

"I have spoken to the physios, but I presume he would be unavailable for the next games."

The absence of MacDonald will be a blow for Rotherham, who must take a minimum of three points from their final two games to stand any chance of avoiding relegation from the Championship.

The Millers will first travel to Kenilworth Road to take on Luton on Tuesday night before they round off their season with a trip to Cardiff on Saturday.

The news is not all bad on the injury front for Rotherham, as Warne confirmed that goalkeeper Viktor Johansson is in contention to feature on Tuesday after recovering from the facial injury that has ruled him out of the last two matches.

"He passed all his protocols, which is pretty tough and strict," Warne added. "I just thought Saturday was too soon and Tuesday is a different game and I will look at it for the right reasons."

Rotherham will move out of the relegation zone heading into the final match of the season if they beat Luton on Tuesday.

The Millers are priced at 2.55 to claim all three points, while the hosts are available at 2.62 and the draw is on offer at 3.60.

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