Rotherham United defender heads out on loan

Rotherham defender Michael Ihiekwe has joined Accrington on loan.Â

Friday, 24th August 2018, 1:52 pm
Updated Friday, 24th August 2018, 1:55 pm
Michael Ihiekwe, pictured after Millers' play-off semi-final win over Scunthorpe, has joined Accrington on loan

The 25-year-old has linked up with the League One side until January, subject to EFL and FA ratification. 

Ihiekwe, who started his career at Liverpool, was a prominent figure in the Rotherham side which won promotion to the Championship via the play-offs last season. 

But he has struggled for game time with the Millers so far this term and is looking for regular action at Stanley. 

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Ihiekwe, formerly of Wolves, Cheltenham and Tranmere, said: "This season was hard as they have gone up into the Championship and there was a lot more competition for places.

"I wanted to play regularly and was pleased when Accrington came in for me.

"I am delighted to be here, Accrington have obviously had a successful few years and I can't wait to get started."

Stanley manager John Coleman added: "He is proven at this level. I first came across Michael when he was playing for Tranmere and he impressed me.

"We need to strengthen in the defensive area and Michael ticks all the boxes."