Goalkeeper Scott Shearer has been reassured that he remains a key member of Steve Evans’ Rotherham United squad, despite being dropped in favour of Adam Collin.
Collin, who was in good form for the Millers in their 1-0 defeat to Leyton Orient last Saturday, seems to have overtaken Shearer as Evans’ first choice.
Shearer was at fault for one of MK Dons’ goals in Rotherham’s 3-2 defeat at stadium:mk earlier this month, but the goalkeeper has been assured that the door has not been fully shut - and that he will be required to keep Collin on his toes ahead of Saturday’s home game against Colchester United.
“I signed Adam because he’s a good goalkeeper, not because he’s a nugget,” Evans said.
“We always said that if he earned the right to play, then he would have the chance to shine.”
Rotherham slipped to tenth place following Saturday’s defeat to Orient, and haven’t won in the league since their October 5 victory over Brentford.
Their search for a home victory goes back even further - to September 14 - and they have only scored one home league goal since that win over Oldham.
“We want to win all our games at home,” said 25-year-old Millers defender Mark Bradley.
“We are eager to do well and impress in front of our home fans.
“We are doing well away from home - hopefully, if we can start doing well at home, then that’s a recipe for success.”