Kennedy in for Millers but Coid deal hits a snag

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The bid to bring Danny Coid back on loan to Rotherham United didn’t go through yesterday.

They had lined up the Blackpool right-back after his previously successful loan spell just before Christmas but the move fell through yesterday with the player concerned he wasn’t yet fit enough.

The loan deal for left-back Callum Kennedy from Swindon Town was completed and he is set for a debut at Chris Wilder’s Oxford United today.

Kennedy, aged 21, has already played there this season, having been on the winning side while on a month’s loan at Gillingham in November.

Omar Daley, the Jamaican international winger signed on loan to the end of the season from Bradford City, is in the squad for Rotherham’s first visit to the Kassam Stadium.

Meanwhile, the club have appointed Brian Chapple to the board as new community director.

“From the designs I have seen, the stadium is going to bring to Rotherham something everyone will be immensely proud of,” said Brian, former BBC local radio reporter on the club for 22 years.

“It won’t just be for use by Rotherham United but by the community. It will appeal to all areas of the community whether people want to shop, eat, or engage in sporting and education activities.

“I am so delighted to be on board to help create some memorable moments for years to come.”