WILL Miller will be out for the rest of the season after picking up a knee injury in the home game against QPR on Saturday.
Miller was stretchered off in the first half after feeling something go in his knee and although the injury isn't as bad as first feared it will rule him out for all the remaining Championship games.
Nigel Clough said: "It's not a ligament or an ACL which would have been nine months so we are hoping he will be fit for pre-season training. The impact he has had since he came back has been very positive for everybody so he will be a big miss for us.
"He was a little bit frightened when it happened as you fear the worst so he will take a little bit of consolation that it could be worse. He has detached his knee cap which is horrendous enough but not as bad as a ligmament.
"He was frustrated in the early part of the season with his niggles and hamstrings and everything. Then when he did get back you saw the effect he had. It summed it up when he won the penalty at Sheffield Wednesday - he's lively and bright. He's that sort of infectious character