Double swoop for Millers

Rotherham's Guy Branston (left) has the quality of his shirt tested by Wolverhampton Wanderers Dean Sturridge, during their Nationwide League Division One match at Rotherham's Millmoor stadium, Saturday 30 November 2002. PA Photo: Steve Parkin.'THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO UNOFFICIAL CLUB WEBSITE USE.
Rotherham's Guy Branston (left) has the quality of his shirt tested by Wolverhampton Wanderers Dean Sturridge, during their Nationwide League Division One match at Rotherham's Millmoor stadium, Saturday 30 November 2002. PA Photo: Steve Parkin.'THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO UNOFFICIAL CLUB WEBSITE USE.
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GUY Branston has today rejoined Rotherham United on a three-month emergency loan deal and is set to start at Bristol Rovers tonight.

The towering centre-back, who had a successful spell with the Millers between 1999 and 2004, making 116 appearances in total, has arrived on a temporary basis from Bradford City.

Rotherham have also signed full-back Jon Harley on a one-month loan from Notts County. Former Chelsea, Sheffield United and Burnley player Harley has started just two times for County this season.

Branston featured prominently in the Millers team which won back to back promotions to the Championship in the early 2000s under Ronnie Moore.

He was selected in the League Two team of the year last season after playing a starring role in Torquay’s march to the Play-Off final at Old Trafford.

Aged 32, Branston said he received a phone call from Rotherham manager Andy Scott on Thursday night and said he had no hesitation in returning to the South Yorkshire club.

Bradford boss Phil Parkinson said: “We are in the process of rebuilding the squad and the deal Rotherham offered financially was very good for the football club.”

Read tomorrow’s The Star for the full report.