STRIKER Jamie Proctor has left Rotherham United to move to Newport County on a short-term loan deal.
In the Championship Millers' only business on transfer-window deadline day, the 28-year-old joined the League Two pace-setters until January.
Proctor had been told by manager Paul Warne that he was fifth-choice centre-forward in Rotherham's Championship squad and would need to to find a new club if he wanted first-team football.
The move was finalised close to the 5pm deadline and announced nearly two hours later.
Proctor, who is in the final year of his Millers contract, arrived at AESSEAL New York Stadium in a £75,000 deal from Bolton Wanderers in the summer of 2017.
After a promising start, he suffered cruel luck with injuries and has had to undergo two knee operations as well as hip surgery.
He said in pre-season, after recovering from his second knee op, that he hoped to force his way into Warne's plans. However, he always knew that was unlikely to happen.
In three seasons, he has made 29 appearance for Rotherham, scoring five goals, and hasn't played for them since August 2019.
Proctor, who has started his own football-coaching business, spent most of last year on loan at League Two Scunthorpe United and then National League AFC Fylde.