Good news on Kieffer Moore but Millers worry over David Ball

Rotherham boss Paul Warne is contending with both good news and bad news on his strikers.

The good news is that Kieffer Moore came through Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Bradford unscathed after he had been a doubt with a groin injury, but the prognosis for David Ball is more worrying after he is suffering with an illness.

 

Moore, who performed well at Valley Parade, played 90 minutes and although he was sore afterwards, there appears to have been no reaction to the injury.

Boss Warne said: “On Friday, he trained briefly but then pulled out because he was sore after shooting.

“He wasn’t 100 per cent but I had him in my office and asked him if he wanted to play and he did.

“He took some pain-killers and had loads of hot baths. He is probably quite sore now.

 

“I thought he played pretty well considering how he was and he took a battering. I am more than hopeful that he’ll be all right for this weekend.”

Warne is less optimistic over Ball, who missed out completely at Valley Parade with illness.

“He was ill. I spoke to him at 7am on Saturday. He had been up with the shakes all night. He’s not in good shape,” a worried Warne added.

“It sounds like tonsillitis to me. I hope it isn’t because I have had that and it is horrendous.”

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