Rotherham United have signed Caolan Lavery on loan from Sheffield United until the end of the season as confirmed by the club website.

The 25-year-old striker signed for Sheffield United in the summer of 2016 and he would be a key player for them as they got promoted from Sky Bet League One as champions. However while he hoped to continue this form once the Blades were in the Sky Bet Championship, he has struggled to break into the first team and has only appeared in six matches this season. He has scored once this season with that goal coming in the Carabao Cup loss to Leicester City.

And now Lavery has gone the very short distance to join South Yorkshire rivals Rotherham on loan for the rest of the season. The Millers are involved in a promotion battle this season as they look to return to the Championship at the first team of asking and needed a new striker after Ipswich Town recalled Kieffer Moore so they could sell him to Barnsley.

Lavery’s new head coach Paul Warne said after the signing: “I think Caolan will fit easily into the group,”

“He is a really nice kid. I met him around a week ago so I have been trying to get him over the line for quite a while. He is really competitive, he wants to play and score. He gives his all for the team, and that is pretty much the DNA of players that I want here.”

“He wanted to come here, even though he had loads of options from other clubs as centre-forwards are in high demand,”

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