Rotherham United's stance over Peterborough United's last attempt for Peter Kioso

PETER Kioso will be staying with Rotherham United for the rest of the season to play his part in the fight for Championship survival.

The defender was recalled from his League One loan at Peterborough United early in this month's transfer window and made his first Millers appearance since last season in the 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough ten days ago.

It is understood Rotherham have turned down an attempt by promotion-chasing Posh to take the 24-year-old right-back on a second loan with a commitment to buy him at the end of the campaign.

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Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony has told fans asking on social media about the possibility of the right-back returning before Thursday's 11pm deadline: “Absolutely no chance so move on and let’s stop obsessing.

“We will find a way to improve in areas that need it so let’s not be overly dramatic.”

Kioso, signed by the Millers in 2022 when Paul Warne was in the hot-seat, was allowed to leave for London Road in the summer by then-manager Matt Taylor.

New boss Leam Richardson brought him back to AESSEAL New York as soon as the January window opened and the former Luton Town man is a firm part of his plans as he tries to plot a way to safety for the second tier's bottom-placed side.

There is no prospect of Kioso signing for a different EFL team this week as rules prohibit a player from appearing for more than two clubs in the same season.