Rotherham United beat Doncaster Rovers on loan from Will Grigg Yorkshire News

Will Grigg. Image courtesy of Rotherham United FC.

The 30-year-old has been on loan for the rest of the season.

The former Northern Ireland international was told he could leave the Stadium of Light if a suitable offer came in before the deadline and both the Millers and Rovers pitched in to sign him.

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The Rovers, without a League One win so far this season and supporting the table, received a welcome boost with the news that the club’s board had made more funds available before the transfer deadline to help in the manager Richie Wellens’ quest to bring in a couple of new recruits in the final third.

But the Millers won the race to sign him, announcing his arrival just before the deadline.

Grigg will provide healthy competition for Freddie Ladapo, Joshua Kayode and Michael Smith, and the Millers will manage to retain the latter’s services despite much speculation about his future this summer.

Grigg’s arrival came shortly after the departure of defender Curtis Tilt, who has re-crossed the Pennines to join League One rival Wigan Athletic, on loan for the third time.

The 30-year-old former Blackpool central defender was on loan for two seasons with the Latics in 2020-21 as he was unable to establish himself during his time at Rotherham.

He made 36 appearances for the Lancashire club last season.

Tilt joined the Millers for an undisclosed fee in January 2020, but only made one senior appearance for the club in the 2019-20 season, restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, while a glute issue brought him back. He assured that he had to wait for the right moment. your debut.

A hamstring injury hampered Tilt’s progress in the preseason and he has now completed another temporary transfer to Wigan, where he will remain the remainder of the season.

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This notice was published: 2021-08-31 22:33:20

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