Griffiths eyes Crawley return
Rotherham's on-loan defender Scott Griffiths hopes to be available for selection again for Saturday's trip to former club Crawley.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 21/03/12 1:02pm
Rotherham United's on-loan defender Scott Griffiths hopes to be available for selection again for Saturday's trip to former club Crawley.
The 26-year-old enjoyed a two-month loan spell with Crawley earlier this season, making six appearances for the League Two promotion chasers.
However, the full-back, who is now on loan at Rotherham from Peterborough until the end of the season, has been sidelined recently due to a few minor injuries.
He has missed the Millers' last five games in League Two, but hopes to give caretaker manager Darren Patterson a selection headache for the trip to the Broadfield Stadium.
"I missed a couple of games with a knee injury, but then last Tuesday the gaffer opted to rest me and then I turned my ankle over in training on Friday, so I ended up missing Saturday anyway," Griffiths told Sky Sports.
"As far as being in the north goes I haven't had much luck in terms of injuries.
"I've had some physio on it over the past few days and they've got me working extremely hard in the gym to maintain my fitness.
"I kicked a ball on Tuesday with it and it wasn't too bad, so after a couple of days' rest and then some ice and treatment hopefully I can train again on Thursday.
"I hope to get back and be involved for the Crawley game, but whether I'll be in the plans of whoever is in charge at the time is another matter.
"Obviously, Darren Patterson is the man in charge at the moment, so it will be up to him whether I'm selected or not."
The Millers continue their quest for a top-seven finish after the departure of manager Andy Scott, which Griffiths admits came as a shock to most at the club.
He added: "I was surprised to see Andy go to be honest because I got the impression that the gaffer was more long term than it worked out.
"I suppose with the results going the way they were and being a team that want to make the play-offs at the very least, the chairman wants to do everything he can to make that happen.
"Obviously, he thought it was the right time to change things and help kick-start out push for promotion again."