The Millers went down 3-1 after taking a second half lead through Chris Holroyd, and Scott explained why Schofield and fellow new signing Luke Foster were absent.
"Danny has a toe infection and is on antibiotics", said the gaffer. "He could have played if we had pushed him but we didn't want to cause anymore problems.
"Luke Foster felt his hamstring was a little tight so we didn't risk him on the bench either.
"We got a little tired towards the end and they changed their shape to combat us so it shows how well we played, it was baking hot out there", Scott added.