Winger Josh Koroma joins Rotherham United on loan

Winger Josh Koroma joins Rotherham United on loan

By Paul Davis | 31/01/2020

Winger Josh Koroma joins Rotherham United on loan
Josh Koroma in his Orient days

ROTHERHAM United tonight made their second signing of the January transfer window and plan to wrap up a third before tonight's 11pm deadline.

Young winger Josh Koroma has joined on loan from Huddersfield Town following the arrival earlier in the month of wide man Hakeeb Adelakun.

The highly-rated 21-year-old moves the Millers for the rest of their League One promotion campiagn after agreeing to drop down a division.

The permanent transfer of a centre-half from a League One club is expected to be confirmed later this evening. The player has been in Rotherham today and has undergone a medical.

"We should a permanent through the door," manager Paul Warne. "Hopefully by 8pm we will have announced that. Medicals take a bit of time.

"I've told the lads who are already here that we're just bringing in these new ones to push them on."

Koroma came to prominence in League Two and the National League with Leyton Orient before joining the Championship Terriers for an undisclosed fee last summer.

From Southwark, London, he scored 20 goals in 97 appearances for Orient and has played seven times in the second tier this term for Huddersfield.

Warne missed his daughter's parents evening to speak to two wingers yesterday afternoon. One was Koroma and the other is believed to have been Barnsley's Mamadou Thiam.

A fringe player may leave AESSEAL New York Stadium tonight but Warne says that none of his key players are available to other clubs at any price.

Koroma won't be eligible for tomorrow's home clash with Burton Albion but will attend the game.

Huddersfield boss Danny Cowley said: "Josh is a really talented boy and we’ve been working hard with him on the training pitch to add different elements to his game.

"This is a good opportunity for him to make the next step in his development and to get regular minutes under his belt at a good standard in League One.

"Rotherham are fighting for promotion, which will be a good experience for him. We hope he will come back to us in the summer an even better player.”