WINGER Daniel Kearns has been tipped to become a crowd favourite at Rotherham United after joining the League Two club on loan from Peterborough United.
Subject to Football League ratification, the Irishman is set to stay at the New York Stadium until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent transfer in the summer. Steve Evans, the Millers chief, is a big admirer of the 21-year-old, who began his career with West Ham United.
“Back in 2011, I tried to convince the boy to sign for my previous club, but at that time he decided to sign for Peterborough,” admitted Evans, who is thought to have beat off competition from Bradford City and several League One clubs for Kearns’ signature.
“I’m delighted that after a number of attempts I have secured Daniel. He has developed under Darren Ferguson and the Republic of Ireland Under 21 international is a real capture for us.
“Our supporters will enjoy watching this young man; his ability to take on defenders and deliver a telling pass will become obvious to all.”
Kearns has been on loan at York City this term, making 12 appearances.
Evans has allowed teenage defender Jack O’Connell to return to Blackburn Rovers following the expiry of his loan deal. O’Connell made five appearances.