Rotherham United currently have four players enjoying loan spells across the pyramid, as they look to continue their respective footballing educations.
Here is a round-up of how the quartet are getting on…
Having played a part in helping the Millers to success last season, Joshua Kayode has been continuing his development in Sky Bet League One with Milton Keynes Dons.
The Dons – managed by Liam manning – pushed the Millers all the way in pursuit of automatic promotion last term, with former Miller Will Grigg also joining the forward line in the summer.
Kayode started alongside Grigg in midweek when the Dons hosted Bristol Rovers at Stadium:MK but was unable to prevent his new charges slipping to a 1-0 home defeat. JJ has featured seven times so far in Dons colours, having also featured for the Millers earlier this campaign against Morecambe in the Carabao Cup.
Another Academy product who is currently continuing his senior development on loan is Jake Hull, who is currently enjoying a stint in the National League North with Boston United.
The highly thought of 20-year-old had previously gained experience with Hartlepool United and Guiseley but was denied another EFL stint due to the closure on the transfer window.
Hull played the full 90 minutes last Saturday when the Pilgrims hosted Hereford United, but they were dealt a 4-2 defeat by the Bulls in Lincolnshire. The young centre back also has two further appearances under his belt, in the shape of an FA Cup tie and subsequent replay with Basford United.
Curtis Durose continues to excel in the division below Hull with Gainsborough Trinity and got himself on the scoresheet once again last weekend, helping the Holy Blues to a 3-1 success over Barwell at The Northolme.
The midfielder has now scored four times during his spell in Lincolnshire, establishing himself as a key component of player-manager Neal Bishop’s engine room, as his progress continues to closely monitored at Roundwood.
Young forward Ciaran McGuckin recently completed a loan move to fellow National League North outfit Scarborough Athletic.
He made his Seadogs debut as a second half substitute in midweek, with the Seadogs putting in a five star display to beat Kettering Town 5-0.