Boss Matt Taylor on the trial process that landed Rotherham United Andre Green

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The Millers gave opportunities to two players in pre-season.

ROTHERHAM United boss Matt Taylor has backed the ruling that stops clubs abusing the trial system when hopeful players are bidding to earn deals.

The Championship Millers used the process this summer to check out striker Andre Green and winger Sullay Kaikai and ended up signing the former on a two-year contract.

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Under UEFA guidelines, the duo could spend only ten days with Taylor's men and were restricted to two outings in friendly matches.

“It's the right thing to do because it protects the trialist,” the manager said. “Otherwise, clubs could play someone all through pre-season and just use them as a body to fill gaps.

“A player could play in as many as eight games, not get a contract and be in a really poor position.

“You should know within ten days' worth of training and two games whether you want to sign someone."

Green has yet to feature for Rotherham this season because of a tight groin while Kaikai agreed a 12-month deal with League One Cambridge United after the Millers chose not to offer him a deal.