Rotherham United: Scott Wootton and Tom Lawrence arrive at New York

Scott Wootton
Scott Wootton

The Millers have made a loan deadline day double signing after bringing in Tom Lawrence and Scott Wootton.

Defender Wootton has joined on an emergency loan deal from Leeds United while forward Lawrence arrives on a youth loan from Leicester City until January.

Rotherham boss Steve Evans was delighted to have landed Lawrence, a former Manchester United youngster.

“Tom Lawrence is a young man that I first watched at Manchester United where he has been since he was a kid,” Evans told the club’s website.

“I watched him develop at Manchester United Reserves and also during a loan spell at Yeovil Town, and he was a stunning performer in a side that was fighting for survival in The Championship.

“Leicester City under Nigel Pearson have a reputation for buying young and exciting talent so it was no surprise to see him join Leicester during the summer.

“We have continued to track his progress at Leicester which included watching Tom during closed door games and under 21 matches and he has been stunning.

“I first approached Nigel about taking him a couple of months ago but at that time they didn’t want to let him leave, but we asked again a fortnight ago and was delighted to get a deal on the table where we could take him on emergency loan.”

Lawrence signed a four year deal with Leicester in the summer after joining from Manchester United where he made one appearance.

Wootton also graduated from the Manchester United academy, making four appearances in all competitions for the Old Trafford club.

Loan spells with Tranmere, Peterborough and Nottingham Forest followed before the 23-year-old joined Leeds in 2013.

He made 23 appearances for Leeds last season but has not played since the end of August in this campaign.

His move is subject to Football League ratification.