Rotherham United complete the emergency loan signing of James Tavernier...
Rotherham United have completed the emergency loan signing of Newcastle United defender James Tavernier.
The Bradford-born full-back signed his paperwork this morning and joins the Millers to provide cover for the injured Mark Bradley, on a short-term emergency loan deal.
Tavernier, who has made nine senior appearances for the Magpies, will train with his new team mates at Roundwood this morning.
“He is a very accomplished full-back, who can play on either side of the pitch and if needed can step in and do an excellent job at centre-back if required,” boss Steve Evans told www.themillers.co.uk
“With the injury to Mark Bradley, and Rob Milsom who covers us at left-back also having a minor injury issue, this an excellent signing for us.”
The 22-year-old has Football League experience following loan spells with the likes of Carlisle United, Sheffield Wednesday, Milton Keynes Dons and Shrewsbury Town.
“This is a young man who I have watched develop over the last couple of years, and I have taken the time not only to watch him in the first-team at Newcastle United, but also when he has appeared on loan at other clubs,” Evans continued.
“It goes without doubt that I must also acknowledge and thank Alan Pardew at Newcastle United, and obviously his assistant Steve Stone who has helped myself persuade the young man to join us in preference to a number of other alternatives he had.”
Tavernier will take the number 27 jersey whilst with the Millers.