A PLAYER believed to be on Rotherham United's transfer-window radar has joined one of the Millers' League One promotion rivals.
Cameron McGeehan today signed for Portsmouth on loan for the rest of the season.
The Advertiser understands the Barnsley midfielder had been of interest to Rotherham who head to Oxford United on Saturday second in the table.
Portsmouth, in tenth spot and coming good after a poor start to the season, are one of the clubs in the division - among with the likes of Sunderland, Ipswich Town and Blackpool - able to offer more in wages than the Millers.
Rotherham boss Paul Warne is looking to strengthen his in-form squad in January and his priority targets are an attacking midfielder and a winger.
He may also be forced into the market to add defensive cover, with right-backs Billy Jones and Adam Thompson, centre-half Clark Robertson and left-back Joe Mattock out of action.
McGeehan, aged 24, scored six goals in 44 appearances last season as Barnsley went up from League One to the Championship but has found game-time hard to come by this term, featuring only 14 times for the Reds.
He told the Pompey website: "I wouldn’t be coming here if I didn’t think we could get promotion. It’s still really tight at the top of the table.
"We’re in a good position to go on a run in the second half of the season. I was part of a Barnsley side that did exactly that to win promotion last year.
"Pompey have been a bit of a sleeping giant for a number of years now and need to get up to at least the Championship. I’m here to help them do that."
"I spoke to Kenny (manager Kenny Jackett) quite a few times and he was keen to get me in. I want to be playing and this is a massive club."