Alan Stubbs promises an upturn in form from his young Rotherham side

Rotherham manager Alan Stubbs

Alan Stubbs may have made a slow start to life in the Championship but he expects his team to find form once the club's injury list is shortened.

Rotherham manager Alan Stubbs

Rotherham United manager Alan Stubbs expects his side to be “much stronger” now his experienced players are returning from injury, in comments appearing in the Rotherham Advertiser.

The Millers have won just one of their opening six Championship games since the 44-year-old arrived at the New York Stadium this summer.

However, Stubbs, who guided Hibernian to Scottish Cup success for the first time in 114 years last season, believes his side will receive a huge boost when Kirk Broadfoot (below), Tom Adeyemi and club captain Lee Frecklington return from injury.

Rotherham's Kirk Broadfoot

“We all know Broadfoot is a leader and we have missed that leadership and experience on the pitch,” the former Everton and Celtic defender told the Rotherham Advertiser.

“Frecklington (below) is the club captain and he is a driving force, he has good energy to get around the pitch and disrupt things and we have missed that too.

Rotherham's Lee Frecklington celebrates after the game

“Adeyemi is a very good player in this division. He’s got what you would want in a typical midfield player.

“When they come back into the squad we will be much stronger.”

The aforementioned trio, plus returning striker Dexter Blackstock, have made a combined 664 second tier appearances between them so their return will undoubtedly boost to a squad relatively lacking in Championship experience.

Youngsters Will Vaulks (below), Dominic Ball, Darnell Fisher and Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown rank among Rotherham’s best performers in a slow start to the campaign and will surely benefit from a guiding hand in this most testing of divisions.

Rotherham United's Will Vaulks and Aston Villa's Ross McCormack in action

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