Newly-appointed Rotherham United manager Neil Warnock has confirmed that free agent Lloyd Doyley is on trial with the club. The former Watford full back appeared for the Millers in their reserve game against Scunthorpe United yesterday.

The 33-year-old has been without a club since ending his long association with the Vicarage Road club last summer. Earlier this season he spent time training with League One promotion chasers Gillingham.

With the transfers window obviously closed, but the loan window open, clubs can still sign free agents. Warnock is said to be exploring this avenue to potentially add recruits to bolster his squad ahead of the end of season run-in.

As revealed on the official Rotherham United Twitter page. The ex-Sheffield United and Leeds United boss confirmed that Doyley is someone who he has worked with in the past and is keen to ‘have another look at him’,

“He’s come up to be with us for a while. He came to QPR when I was there and he’s a good pro and we’ll have another look at him.

“I think he’s just lacking a little bit of match fitness at the minute but we’ll see him this week in training.”

Rotherham already have a plethora of options in the right back position, which is Doyley’s preferred position. Frazer Richardson appears to have the shirt at this moment in time, but the likes of on-loan Manchester City defender Shay Facey, Lewis Buxton and Stephen Kelly are others who can fill that role as well.


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