Rotherham United desperate to see the back of Jake Hull. In a good way!

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ROTHERHAM United can’t wait to wave goodbye to young defender Jake Hull ... but it’s all for a good reason.

They want the 21-year-old centre-half to head out on loan as soon as possible to keep his fledgling career moving in the right direction

Hull, who signed a three-year deal in August, impressed in a spell with League Two Hartlepool United in the second half of last season.

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However, his only senior action this term has come in a brief stint with non-league Boston United and the Championship Millers don’t want his progress to stall through lack of action.

“We’re desperate for a loan for him and the player’s desperate,” manager Matt Taylor said. “I know his agent is working hard on it.

“It’s certainly not ideal at the moment because he’s just a bit-part of training. He needs to go out, he needs to get his career to where it needs to be.

“We hope and expect something to come through in the next few weeks.”

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Boston play in National League North and Rotherham’s aim is to organise a move higher up the pyramid for the player who came through their youth set-up and has made three EFL Trophy appearances for them.

“We don’t want him to go to too low a level,” Taylor said.

“He’s not an 18-year-old kid anymore. “He’s been around it long enough for him to need to play at a good standard of football.”

There is no such rush surrounding another centre-back prospect at the club, Hamish Douglas. The 17-year-old was taken out of the under-18 academy earlier this season and now trains with the first team at Roundwood.

“Hamish is just finding his feet with ourselves so there is no immediate pressure for him to go out on loan,” Taylor said.

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“He’s young enough to have a little bit of time training with us and keep playing the odd under-18s game.

“It might be getting closer to the end of the season before we look to place him somewhere.”

First-year pro Mack Warne, the son of former Millers boss Paul Warne, has joined Northern Premier League Division One East side Bridlington Town until the end of the season.