A promising performance in training on Thursday could tempt Rotherham boss Paul Warne to include Jamie Proctor in his squad at Brentford.
Proctor is on the comeback trail after a serious knee injury suffered last August and has only played a bit-part in pre-season.
He did feature in the final friendly at Mansfield last week and after taking his shooting boots to training, might now feature in the squad at Griffin Park.
“I haven’t named my squad yet so he might be in it,” Warne said. “He was the best goalscorer in training on Thursday, so he is pretty close.
“Until he plays a first-team game he does need a few more minutes. I was trying to arrange a game for him on Tuesday behind-closed-doors and then one or two more games then he is ready.
“He’s just a little bit stiff.”
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The Millers make their return to the second tier on Saturday keen to make amends for their torrid season in 2016-17.
They are handed a tough opening against the Bees, though, who have been regular top-10ers since they went up with the Millers in 2014.
Warne said: “It is really tough, a lot of people have them to be in the play-offs and most people have us to be 24th.
“It is a tough start, but it’s a good start. I wouldn’t want to be the manager of the favoured team, and I think teams will think we’re a banana skin when they play us.
“They are a really good footballing team, at times they play five up front. They are really confident on the ball and they sell players for for £5million.
“The lads will be up for it and hopefully we will go toe-to-toe with them.”