Rotherham United and the loan deal while Jamie Lindsay is a wanted man

Paul WarnePaul Warne
Paul Warne
ROTHERHAM United are confident of concluding a deadline-day deal for a loan signing but the player's arrival is set to be delayed for a week.

The Millers' target is a young attacker with a team from a higher division and manager Paul Warne expects the transfer until the end of the season to be ratified before tomorrow night's 11pm close of the transfer window.

However, the new recruit is in the last stages of his recovery from an injury and his club plan to keep him until he is given the medical all-clear.

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"I think the loan is done," Warne said after yesterday's 2-0 win had taken Rotherham back to the top of League One. "I cannot see any problem. The club have agreed, the player has agreed, our owner has agreed.

"He's going to stay with his parent club for another week so I won't see him until Monday week. 

"He's at the end of an injury and his club want to make sure everything is 100 per cent right. I respect that. I'd do the same with one of my own players."

Warne said yesterday that no bids have been received for any of his squad, including transfer-seeking striker Freddie Ladapo, although midfielder Jamie Lindsay is believed to be wanted by the Millers' third-tier rivals, Portsmouth.

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There had been no official bid by early this evening for the Scot who was a stand-out player in the Championship last term but has been kept out of the side in this campaign by the form of Ben Wiles, Dan Barlaser and Ollie Rathbone.

A move, at this stage, appears unlikely, even if Rotherham's high valuation was matched, as it would leave Warne with hardly any time to replace a player he considers integral to his group.