Rotherham United: Manchester United loan signing Reece James eyes longer Millers stay

Reece James
Reece James

Rotherham United new boy Reece James has revealed he’d be happy to stay with the club beyond his initial loan spell.

The left-back is due to return to parent club Manchester United next month but he is enjoying his football so much that he could remain with the Millers for longer.

“There’s a conversation still to be had between me and Manchester United on what the best situation would be.” he said.

“If they say it’s a case of me being able to make the decision myself, if I’m not going to go back there and be involved in the first team, then it’s definitely something I would like to do, to stay and be a Rotherham United player.”

The arrival of the 21-year-old, along with three other loan signings, has heralded a new style of football for Rotherham as manager Steve Evans embraces a pass-and-move approach in a bid to climb the Championship table.

The Millers have drawn their last three games, and all they need to do now is finish the chances they are creating.

“It is going well. All the lads are high because of the football we have been playing,” James said. “Everyone’s enjoying it. I don’t know what the football was like before, but I’ve been told by some of the other lads that it’s a massive difference now.”

Former Millers boss Ronnie Moore has return to management at League Two Hartlepool.

In his first spell in charge of Rotherham he led the club to the Championship with successive promotions, a feat Evans matched in 2012/13 and 2o13/14.

Moore’s last job was at Tranmere Rovers.

Meanwhile, there was cup agony for Rotherham’s youngsters at New York Stadium last night.

The young Millers went out of the FA Youth Cup in the third round as Wolves grabbed a last-gasp winner.

Rotherham had led 1-0 early in the second half through a superb Darnelle Bailey-King strike, but the visitors hit back to triumph 2-1 and will now play Spurs in round four.

Skipper Regan Upton headed Wolves level in the 82 minute and, just as the tie was looking like heading to extra time, Jesse Devers grabbed a last-minute winner.