Rotherham United made their first move since the January transfer window slammed shut, bringing in Burnley left-back Daniel Lafferty on an emergency loan in an attempt to bolster the squad’s defensive efforts.

The current Northern Ireland international has appeared in 40 games for Burnley since joining them from Derry City in 2012, including once in the Premier League earlier this season. The move was welcomed by Lafferty, who acknowledged that “I’m definitely looking to achieve some game time and some experience here.” He has every chance to do so, as current left-back Zeki Fryers (on loan from Crystal Palace) has been less than impressive since his arrival, finding himself unable to plug the leak that the Rotherham defense has been experiencing as of late.

While Rotherham now have 6 players on loan (a matchday squad only permits 5), they take on Huddersfield Town this weekend. As Adam Hammill is ineligible to play against his parent club, there’s a space available for him to be named in the matchday squad. With Fryers being part of a defense that’s averaging 3 goals conceded in their last 5 games,  Lafferty has every chance to get a start.

Lets hope that, unlike Zeki Fryers, he can grab his chance with both hands.

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