Rotherham boss Steve Evans is reluctant to call defender Johnny Mullins back from his loan spell at Oxford.
The Millers are in the midst of an injury crisis and with defenders Dale Tonge, Kari Arnason and Craig Morgan occupying the treatment room, Evans is short at the back.
But Morgan is on the mend from his ankle injury and could play at the weekend against Cheltenham, which would leave Mullins out of the side again.
"Maybe, we will have a look at it, but we have got loan options," Evans said. "He has been playing well at Oxford but is he as good as Craig Morgan? No.
"People forget that his move came about because Johnny Mullins came knocking on my door every day wanting to play. The problem is if we bring him back because Craig isn't fit but then he's fit next week, Johnny is going to be right back at my door.
"He is the type of man that I respect and like so we have to be fair with him. Johnny Mullins is a top centre-back for League Two, we just think we have a top centre-back for League One in Craig Morgan."