Rotherham United assistant manager Kevin Blackwell has said the team’s bruises will heal quicker now they are winning.

The Millers currently have plenty of knocks which has been keeping players out for game after game and has been a reason why the South Yorkshire side are currently at the wrong end of the table.

But recently Rotherham have improved their form and look like they could escape the relegation zone in the near future. Consecutive wins over promotion chasing Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday have boosted the confidence at the New York Stadium and the players now believe they could stay in the Championship this season.

And now that Rotherham are in this run of form, Blackwell believes that the knocks affecting the team will soon clear up as the players will be keen to get back to playing regular first team football.

Talking about their recent form, Blackwell told the club website: “I think there’s no doubt that when you win games any bruises tend to heal rather quickly so we’re looking at hopefully having the strongest squad that we can have,”

“The next month will really see us try and get all those players up to match fitness and toughened up physically for the run in.”