Millers snap up Fryers

ROTHERHAM United have made their fifth signing of the January transfer window with the arrival of Zeki Fryers on a short term loan from Crystal Palace.

The defender, who is predominantly a left back, started his career at Manchester United before moving to Belgium to play with Standard Liege.

The 22-year-old then came back to England with Tottenham Hotspur, where he gained experience playing in the Premier League and the Europa League.

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This prompted Palace to stump up the cash for Fryers in the summer but so far he has only had one outing for the London side.

The short term loan agreed could be extended if suitable for all parties.

Evans said: “I watched his progress as he moved out to Belgium but was quickly back in the English Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur. The kid then went on to play a number of first team matches at White Hart Lane both in the Premier League and the Europa League which in turn allowed fellow Premier League club Crystal Palace to pay a substantial fee for his services.

“The lad has had a limited time in the first-team this season and came to our attention last week when he turned down a couple of opportunities to join fellow Championship clubs. After a number of conversations with Alan Pardew and Keith Millen at Crystal Palace I was delighted to get permission to speak to the lad with a view to bringing him here on loan, initially on a short-term basis but perhaps if it suits all parties extending that further.

"Zeki will train with the group this morning and will be included in the 18, if not the starting 11, for tomorrow’s match with AFC Bournemouth.”