Jamie Proctor leaves Rotherham United on loan

By Paul Davis | 30/08/2019

Jamie Proctor leaves Rotherham United on loan
Jamie Proctor

ROTHERHAM United striker Jamie Proctor today joined the Football League's basement club in a bid to resurrect his career after two injury-blighted seasons.

The forward is desperate for game-time following operations on his knee and hips but has found himself on the bench for the opening matches of the Millers' League One campaign.

He has signed a season-long loan deal at Scunthorpe United, managed by former Rotherham player Paul Hurst, who are bottom of League Two after failing to win any of their first five fixtures.

Millers boss Paul Warne said earlier this week he would allow the player to leave as long as he had a suitable loan replacement lined up.

Proctor, aged 27, has appeared in all three of Rotherham's league games but only as a late substitute.

The £75,000 signing suffered cruciate knee ligament damage early in his first year at AESSEAL New York Stadium and missed nearly all of the 2017/18 League One promotion campaign.

He then required surgery on his hips in late December 2018 when the Millers were in the Championship.

"I know I have to be patient," he told the Advertiser earlier this month. "I was out for a long time but I feel as fit as I ever have. I just need match-sharpness now and that comes only through playing."

The Millers have the option to recall him in January.

A club statement said: "Everyone at Rotherham United would like to wish Jamie the best of luck during his loan spell."

Proctor has scored five goals in 29 appearances, 18 of them as a sub, during his time at New York.

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