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Rotherham United FC Player Profiles

Posted 12th June 2014 at 05:58 pm

A quality stopper who is approaching nearly 200 appearances in English football’s second tier, Loach signed a two-year with the Millers during the summer. He started his career with Watford and following loan spells with Stafford Rangers, Morecambe and Bradford City he broke into the Hornets first-team for a League Cup tie against Bristol Rovers. It proved to be a successful first full season for Loach after playing 38 times in all competitions as Watford finished comfortably in mid-table. He was ever-present for Watford in the league for the following two seasons as he started to build a reputation as one of the brightest prospects outside the Premier League. In 2009 he received a call-up to the England Under 21 squad making his debut in the game with Ecuador as a substitute. In 2010 he made the step-up to the England senior squad for a friendly with Hungary, and was also in the squad for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Switzerland. In the summer of 2012 he left Watford to join Ipswich Town making 25 appearances in all competitions during his first season with the club. After two-years at Portman Road the Nottingham-born stopper switches to New York Stadium to compete with Adam Collin for the Millers number one jersey.

Career History