Danny Lafferty signs for Rotherham United....
Rotherham United have signed Burnley left-back Danny Lafferty an emergency loan, subject to Football League, FA and Premier League ratification.
Lafferty, who has made 10 appearances for Northern Ireland, started his career in the Celtic youth set up.
Impressive performances in the academy and reserve teams saw the full back earn himself a loan move to Ayr United where he made 14 appearances, before arriving at Burnley via a spell at hometown club Derry City.
The Derry-born defender told www.themillers.co.uk that he was preparing for the Clarets match at Anfield when he first heard about the move:
“I travelled with Burnley to Liverpool for preparation for the game last night,” he said.
“Then I got the phone call yesterday afternoon and spoke to Sean Dyche the manager and he confirmed it. It all moved quite quickly and by the middle of yesterday I knew I was coming here and it was all done and dusted.”
The 25-year-old put pen to paper on a deal with the Millers on Thursday morning and is relishing the prospect of some first team action in South Yorkshire:
“Game time has been quite hard to come by at Burnley this year,” he admitted.
“The manager keeps the same team quite regularly so it’s quite hard for the guys on the fringes to get minutes on the pitch. I’m definitely looking to achieve some game time and some experience here.
“I like to get forward like a modern day full back and understand you have to have the engine to get up and down the pitch. I’ll be looking to use these attributes to help Rotherham, put in some good performances and hopefully get some good results along the way.”
There is a full interview with Danny on Millers Player shortly.