Two in two days ... wide man Fred Onyedinma becomes the latest Rotherham United new recruit

The attacker follows Dexter Lambikisa in agreeing a loan move to AESSEAL New York Stadium.
Fred Onyedinma is a Miller! Picture: Rotherham UnitedFred Onyedinma is a Miller! Picture: Rotherham United
Fred Onyedinma is a Miller! Picture: Rotherham United

ROTHERHAM United this afternoon made their second signing in 24 hours as they added winger Fred Onyedinma to their ranks for the forthcoming Championship campaign.

Luton Town's left-sided attacker has joined the Millers on a season-long loan and he is poised for his first action in tomorrow's final public friendly of the summer, at Lincoln City.

His capture comes only a day after teenaged right-back Dexter Lembikisa arrived at the club from Wolverhampton Wanderers, also on a contract until next May.

Onyedinma, aged 26, started out with Millwall and has extensive Championship experience with them, Wycombe Wanderers and Luton.

He joined the Hatters two years ago and played a part in their recent promotion to the Premier League.

His temporary switch to AESSEAL New York Stadium has been finalised a month after fellow winger Chiedozie Ogbene moved permanently in the opposite direction.

Onyedinma was born in Nigeria, moved to England when he was three and was brought up in London.

He made his second-tier bow as a 17-year-old with Millwall for whom he went on to make 151 appearances. Two loans and then a full deal at Wycombe brought 114 outings between 2018 and 2021 until Luton paid an undisclosed fee for his services.

The wide man played 31 times in his first year as Town reached the play-offs and featured on 21 occasions in their climb to the top flight last term when his game-time was curtailed by injury.

Manager Rob Edwards said in January as Onyedinma was returning from a three-month absence caused by a groin issue: "That pure pace that he’s got, the trickery and the ability to beat a player and take a couple of players out of the game by himself, it’s quite rare in football."

Rotherham have now made eight summer signings, including the four free-agent old boys who penned one-year deals, and further reinforcements are expected before August 5 opening day.