Millers wait on Harley decision as talks go on

Loan ace: Jon Harley has caught the eye at Rotherham
Loan ace: Jon Harley has caught the eye at Rotherham
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rotherham United’s pursuit of left back Jon Harley will depend on his discussions with Notts County now his loan spell is over.

Millers manager Andy Scott says the player will have talks back at Meadow Lane as to what happens next.

“Financially, we’re nowhere near the deal he’s got there but we’re keeping a close eye on things,” said Scott.

It’s likely that Harley may try and sort out some sort of agreeable financial package with County where it appears he isn’t going to figure. If that happens then he would be free to move and become available.

“If he isn’t let go then there becomes the possibility of a loan again but we’re fluid over the situation,” said Scott.

Harley, once with Sheffield United, has been on loan at Rotherham since mid-October.

Scott is also set for talks over winger Sam Wood who has been on loan for the past month.

“Brentford are looking to let him go and we’ll see if we can agree something with the lad,” said Scott.

Meanwhile Scott explained his decision to rush through the signing of goalkeeper Rhys Taylor and play him although he only got confirmation he would play a couple of hours before Monday’s game.

“We’ve had a list of goalkeepers longer than two arms and as we were left with one fit goalkeeper after Conrad Logan’s loan ended, I wanted someone in who knew this division,” said Scott.

“Rhys played at Crewe all last season so he knows what to expect at this level.

“I’ve seen him play because Chelsea played their reserve games at Brentford when I was there and I know Neil Bath the Academy Director at Chelsea. I knew he’d be able to step in without any fuss and cope comfortably.”

It did prove hectic for Taylor who was in Swansea with his family when contacted on New Year’s Day. It meant driving to London to get his kit and then his dad took over and drove him to Rotherham for an overnight stay.

He made 44 appearances for Crewe last season which included a fine display against the Millers at Gresty Road including saving a penalty from Adam Le Fondre,

It meant no return in goal for Andy Warrington and Scott said: “I have to make decisions like that.”

Rotherham have no game this weekend.