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Ellis to miss Millers clash

Ellis to miss Millers clash (©PAphotos)
Ellis to miss Millers clash (©PAphotos).

Torquay boss Paul Buckle will be without Mark Ellis when his side host promotion-chasing Rotherham.

The young centre-back, who was recalled for the 1-0 weekend defeat at Accrington, will complete a one-match ban after being sent off on the stroke of half-time for a professional foul on striker Terry Gornell.

One solution to fill in the void would be to move Chris Robertson inside to his favoured position of centre-back and captain Lee Mansell back to right-back, a position he has occupied a number of times already this season, with on-loan midfielder Ryan Gilligan stepping up from the bench into central midfield.

Other than Ellis, Buckle has a full squad to choose from with no other injury or suspension problems.

The Gulls are currently just four points off the last League Two play-off position and will be hoping to end a run of three games without a win.

Rotherham boss Ronnie Moore has a welcome selection dilemma.

The Millers boss must decide whether to stick with Ryan Taylor and Adam Le Fondre in attack or switch to a 4-3-3 formation and include on-loan Watford striker Liam Henderson in the starting line-up.

Taylor, who had been suffering with a groin problem in the build up to the game, partnered Le Fondre up front against Burton on Saturday and both players got their name on the scoresheet in the 4-2 win.

However, Henderson, who was dropped for Taylor despite an impressive debut against Accrington, stepped off the bench before setting up Marcus Marshall's equaliser and Le Fondre's 89th-minute strike.

Fellow striker Ian Thomas-Moore could miss out again with a hamstring injury, while captain Ryan Cresswell (broken collarbone) is still not ready to return.

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