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READ | Tilt re-joins Wigan Athletic on loan

30 January 2021

Rotherham United defender Curtis Tilt has re-joined Wigan Athletic on loan for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign.

The 29-year-old returns to the DW Stadium where he enjoyed a 13-game loan stint earlier in the campaign after the Latics agreed a new temporary deal to procure his services from the Millers.

Tilt hasn’t featured for Paul Warne’s side this season but since returning from his initial loan in January has trained with the group at their Roundwood HQ.

The Millers boss cited the defender’s desire to get first team minutes under his belt and other members of his squad being ahead of him at present as the reasons behind Tilt’s loan departure.

"Curtis was obviously on loan there at the start of the season and he came back [when it expired] but he needs to play games because he's come back from a pretty horrendous injury and surgery,” Warne explained.

"He went out to play games and he's come back in. I sat him down and have been completely candid with him. The three centre halves are doing well and at the moment, Robbo is ahead of him in my head in the pecking order which makes him fifth choice centre half.

"If he wants to stay and compete and wait for his opportunity then great, but if after two or three weeks he's going to sit there frustrated that he isn't playing on a Saturday afternoon then he is better off going to play his football elsewhere and I can't blame him for that.

"He wants to play every Saturday and with a squad of 20-odd players it is impossible to do that. Some players see their opportunity to get into the team and believe that that will happen and other players just don't see it. 

"Curtis, at this moment in time, feels he is better to go and play somewhere else. He goes with our blessing and we don't hold anyone back here. Hopefully he has a really good end of season and comes back in pre-season when the inaugural battle to get into the team starts again." 

 

Everyone at Rotherham United would like to wish Curtis well during his loan spell at Wigan Athletic.


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