Carlisle United loan move and a new Rotherham United contract for Josh Kayode

Brunton Park is familiar territory for the striker.
Josh Kayode scores against Morecambe. Picture: Jim BrailsfordJosh Kayode scores against Morecambe. Picture: Jim Brailsford
Josh Kayode scores against Morecambe. Picture: Jim Brailsford

ROTHERHAM United tonight bid a season-long farewell to Josh Kayode on transfer deadline day while at the same time handing the striker a new contract.

The 23-year-old is heading back on loan to Carlisle United where he has previously had two successful spells.

His deal at AESSEAL New York Stadium was due to expire next summer but the Millers have now extended it by a year.

That means the centre-forward could still have a future with them if he impresses by scoring enough goals at Brunton Park.

Alternatively, Rotherham will still be in a position in 12 months' time to demand a fee for his services if they decide to cash in on the Dublin-born attacker who joined their youth set-up when he was 16.

Kayode had numerous League One suitors in the final stages of the transfer window and opted for Carlisle who were in the fourth tier when he last went there in 2020/21.

The Republic of Ireland youth international has appeared as a substitute in all four of the Millers' Championship matches this term and started the Carabao Cup first-round triumph over Morecambe in which he scored.

He was on the bench for the second-round tie at Stoke City but wasn't used as interest from other clubs spiralled and Rotherham prepared to let him go.

After netting three goals in five games for Carlisle in his first loan between January and May 2020, he bagged eight in 36 outings for them in the following season.

His 38 Rotherham appearances have seen him hit the target three times.

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