McMillan has surgery on knee injury

Sligo Rovers defender Evan McMillan has had surgery on a minor knee injury. 

McMillan sustained a knock a number of weeks ago and underwent the procedure on Tuesday.
 
Rovers manager Ian Baraclough said: "We pinpointed this period as the time to address it. You wouldn’t have been able to tell from the matches and it is a credit to Evan that he has performed so well when carrying a knock.  
 
"But the risk of further damage was going to become greater and we felt it was correct for Evan to have surgery now and start his recovery. It was a minor operation and we hope that he will be available again in four to five weeks all being well."
 
Jeff Henderson started last Monday's 4-0 win over Mervue United alongside McMillan and it is expected he will keep his place to partner Gavin Peers in Friday's match with Limerick.
 
Baraclough stated: "The three centre-halves of Gavin Peers, Evan and Jeff Henderson have battled each other tremendously so far this season and it has been a difficult choice to make. Jeff has done really well when coming into the team. 
 
"Each player has understood when they’ve missed out on the starting line-up throughout the campaign and I know Evan will be behind Jeff now. That is how our squad is, it is tight-knit and there is a collectiveness in the group. As we always say, it is a squad game and every player has a part to play."
 
Henderson has made 14 appearances this season and scored the winning goal against this Friday’s opponents in the first meeting of  the team in The Showgrounds.
 
For full team news on this Friday’s game with Limerick, visit www.sligorovers.com tomorrow afternoon. 
 

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