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SWINDON TOWN: Miller will miss injured Navarro
TOMMY Miller has stressed how much Swindon Town will miss midfielder Alan Navarro as he recovers from a medial ligament injury.
Navarro was stretchered off in the dying minutes of Town’s 2-2 draw with Coventry on Saturday amidst fears he may have suffered a recurrence of the cruciate ligament problems which have blighted his career.
However, after seeking expert advice on the trouble area, the Scouser was told he would be out for around a month with a less serious medial ligament knock.
Still, Miller emphasised how much his midfield partner can add to the team when fully fit.
“Alan is in Rome getting some treatment, and initially we feared he might have done his cruciate again,” he said.
“But it seems to be a medial ligament which isn’t as bad, although he will still miss a few weeks but will be back sooner rather than later.
“He is a good player and he is very experienced, and he can pass the ball well and is a good organiser, and he will be missed.
“But we have a good squad of players here and there are plenty of lads who can come in and play, and allows the manager to change things around.”
With regular skipper Alan McCormack having sat out the past two matches with a hamstring problem, Miller stood in as captain and enjoyed the experience.
He hinted, however, that McCormack could be set for a return to the first team against Scunthorpe this weekend.
He said: “It has been okay but it doesn’t really change much because it is just an armband on your arm.
“Alan will be back in training I would have thought, and if he is back in the team I am sure he will resume the captaincy.
“I enjoyed it of course because I am a leader on the pitch.”