Rotherham United: Millers eye date for signing

Claude Davis scores for Rotherham United at Stevenage
Claude Davis scores for Rotherham United at Stevenage
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Steve Evans has the date ringed on his wallchart and Rotherham United followers may wish to do the same - February 22.

That is the day that Rotherham could make a loan signing and the length of it, 93 days, would enable the player to be eligible for the League One Play-off final on Sunday, May 25 should the Millers get there.

No one is making any assumptions and the Rotherham manager stresses how much there still is to do to ensure a Play-off spot but he wants to be prepared... just in case!

The obvious target would be the player who would have been a club record had they got him in the January transfer window and Evans would clearly like such a player in at the earliest opportunity.

“We are talking of an exceptional player and we are trying desperately to make it happen,” said Evans.

“Talks are going on behind the scenes and we are looking at a loan with a view to a permanent signing which would be a club record.”

The Millers prepare to face bottom club Stevenage at the New York Stadium tomorrow whilst the clubs immediately above and below the Millers face each other - Orient at Preston and Peterborough at home to Walsall.

Evans said everyone is raring to go after last week’s postponement at Colchester (that has been rearranged for March 4) although Rob Milsom may not be ready until next week.

“I saw Stevenage demolish Gillingham a couple of weeks ago and they have their best players back after injury so it will be a difficult game,” said Evans.

Young winger Blair Turgott has gone back to West Ham after just one brief appearance.