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Millers extend Freck deal

22 November 2012

Midfielder extends stay...

Rotherham United have extended the emergency loan of Peterborough United midfielder Lee Frecklington, subject to Football League ratification, and boss Steve Evans is hopeful of making it a permanent deal in January.

Freckington’s loan extension was shrouded in doubt after he was withdrawn at half-time during Tuesday night’s game with Wycombe suffering from a back spasm. However, the 27-year-old was assessed by the medical staff and is expected to be fully recovered by the early part of next week.

The free scoring midfielder has been at huge hit at New York and Evans admitted his form had alerted other clubs, but following talks yesterday the former Lincoln playmaker decided to stay with the Millers.

Speaking a few minutes ago and after the player completed the formal documentation, Evans said:

''First let me say I am relieved to have learnt this morning that after being withdrawn at half-time against Wycombe Wanderers, the lad will be missing from first team action for no more than five or six days,” he confirmed to

''Frecks is a top player and an excellent professional who it has to be said has been brilliant for me. He is loved by the Millers support as well as myself and they like myself will be hoping we can now secure the lad on a permanent transfer. If everyone is sensible and I am positive they will be then I am sure we can get the transfer made permanent but that is now down to those at a much higher level than me at Rotherham United.

''My Chairman is as ever extremely supportive and I can only thank him accordingly. He recognises we have the equivalent of a full starting XI out injured at present and understands what we are up against, but also knows we will fight our way through this. He wants us to be competitive and successful, he is incredible.

''I must also acknowledge the likes of Darragh MacAnthony (Chairman), Darren Ferguson (Manager) and Barry Fry (Director of Football) at Peterborough United, who have been excellent to deal with every time I have had to do some business with The Posh'.”

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