BOSS Steve Evans has claimed Rotherham United’s supporters “will love” new signing Lee Frecklington.
The 27-year-old midfielder has joined the League Two outfit on a one-month emergency loan deal from Peterborough United and is in line to make his debut in this afternoon’s clash at struggling Aldershot Town.
Although versatile playmaker Frecklington has played six times for Posh this season, including five matches in the Championship, he has not featured since their 5-2 thumping at Burnley last month.
Evans is a big admirer of Frecklington’s qualities and The Star understands the passionate Scot, who will be back on the touchline today having served his six-month stadium ban, wanted to sign the former Lincoln City player in the summer but Rotherham could not get near the financial package required to bring him in on a permanent basis.
Evans revealed: “We spent a long time this week getting the deal done and we are delighted to have Lee here.
“Lee is a great lad, he is an attacking midfielder who likes to get into the box and I think our fans will love him.
“We are only talking less than 18 months ago that some clubs bid £700,000 for his services so he comes here with a lot to prove but he wanted to come and he wanted to play, so I didn’t really need to sell it to him.”
Frecklington trained with his new teammates yesterday and Evans has not ruled out playing him from the start.
“To get him on loan is quite incredible so I am grateful to Darren for allowing it to happen,” he added.