Paul Warne says Mickel Miller still has a future at Rotherham United despite loan move to Northampton Town
Rotherham United have allowed Mickel Miller to leave on loan, joining Northampton Town until the end of the season.
His exit comes as something of a surprise, having only joined the club in the summer.
The 25-year-old joined from Hamilton in the summer and looked to be a wily acquisition as he showed enterprise on the wing in the early part of the season.
However, he has fallen out of favour and been allowed to join the Cobblers for the rest of the campaign.
Boss Paul Warne says his still has a future at the club.
“There has been a lot of interest from League One in a few of our players,” Warne revealed.
“Mickel's game-time has been reduced because we've had a change in system.
“Even when an opportunity has come on the left, I've put Trev (Clarke) on there or moved Wilesy there.
“When I signed him in the summer, I knew the Championship would be a big step.
“He's definitely part of my plans.”
Miller was keen for game time and asked Warne to leave if the opportunity came up.
“He does want to play,” Warne added. “I saw him down in the dumps in training about three weeks ago.
“I pulled him into the office and had a good chat with him. I said, 'You've just got to keep your levels high in training'.
“He's a very good trainer. I could see a little bit of the spark had gone from his face. He was feeling he just wasn't going to get on the pitch.
“I get it. I don't want to see any of my players suffering. Unfortunately, some of them have to. He came to see me and said, 'Look, Gaffer, when the window opens if something does come up that you think is suitable for me would you consider it?'
“That's a nice way to ask a manager. I said I would. Northampton came forward.
“He really wanted to go and play. He knows we'll watch every minute he plays. One of my scouts is going to watch him against Oxford this weekend.”