Millers ace to stay on loan

ROTHERHAM defender Pablo Mills is extending his loan spell at Crawley Town - and has been hailed as "magnificent" by the Blue Square Premier club's manager Steve Evans.

Mills's Crawley stint was due to end with a match against Ebbsfleet United last night.

But first the Millers cleared the way for the loan to be stretched to a second month, and Mills has now been persuaded by Evans to stay.

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The Crawley boss said: "Pablo has been nothing short of magnificent both on and off the pitch for us.

"Also he has helped bring on the youngsters around him, and therefore we have become a much better side.

"I am delighted that Mark Robins has cleared that to happen. My discussions with Pablo have been going on for a few weeks now."

Evans is said to have faced strong competition for the defender, who told Crawley's website: "I just needed a fresh challenge and to be playing football again.

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"It has been a good month so far, but it is not over yet. I have played a lot of games and that is just what I wanted. The results have been quite good also, and I have loved every minute of it at Crawley."

Millers centre half Ian Sharps made his comeback as expected after a hamstring injury yesterday and played a full game as the Reserves beat Grimsby 3-2 at Millmoor.

It was 0-0 at half time. Then the Millers went 3-0 up with goals from Jamie Yates, Sam Duncum and Marc Newsham, and Grimsby got two in the last 20 minutes.

Team: Anneson, Harrison, Hurst, King, Kerr, Sharps, Yates (Hirst 77), Green, Cahill, Newsham, Duncum.

New signing Ryan Creswell, arriving from Sheffield United, was not risked because of a back problem.