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12 October 2023

Club News


12 October 2023

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Rotherham United currently have four young professionals furthering their footballing developments with loans in non-league.

The likes of Curtis Durose, Hamish Douglas, Joel Holvey and Jake Hull have all been playing their football away from AESSEAL New York Stadium, with their progress being closely monitored by the first team staff up at Roundwood.

Here is a round-up of how the quartet have fared so far.

Having enjoyed a fruitful spell with Gainsborough Trinity last term, Curtis Durose has followed in the footsteps of fellow-Academy graduate Ciaran McGuckin by completing a loan switch to Vanarama North outfit Scarborough Athletic.

The Seadogs are managed by former Manchester United, West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough midfielder Jonathan Greening and have former Academy player Alex Wiles in their ranks.

Durose has so far enjoyed a fruitful spell at Flamingo Land Stadium, with 12 appearances in all competitions, which includes 10 starts.

He’s found the net for the Seadogs on two occasions, with his first goal coming in a 3-0 success of Banbury United on home soil. His most recent strike came in another victory, netting in a 2-1 win over Brackley Town.

The Seadogs currently sit 18th in the Vanarama National League table, with 13 points from 11 games so far.

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Photo Credit: Scarborough Athletic FC Media Team

Defender Jake Hull is back at Buxton after spending the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign in Derbyshire.

The Bucks missed out on the Play-off places by a solitary point last term and have set about going one better this campaign.

So far, Hull has made 10 starts in all competitions in Buxton colours, missing just two games against Spennymoor Town and the replayed fixture away at Scunthorpe United.

With Jake at the heart of defence, the Bucks kept an impressive four successive clean sheets in late August, which yielded 10 points from four games.

Incidentally, Hull’s side will travel to face Curtis Durose’s Scarborough Athletic at Flamingo Land Stadium in their next league fixture on Saturday 21st October.


Photo Credit: Phil Peat Photography 

Joel Holvey has so far spent his campaign on familiar territory for Millers Academy graduates, after joining Gainsborough Trinity on loan until January.

The Trinity ply their trade in the Northern Premier League and are managed by former Scunthorpe United and York City boss Russ Wilcox.

After making his professional debut for the Millers in their final game of the 2022/23 season at Wigan Athletic, Holvey has so far made 11 appearances in all competitions for the Trinity and found the net for the only time in a  4-1 win over Atherton Collieries.

Joel has since been joined at The Northholme by fellow first year pro Hamish Douglas, with the defender also completing a loan switch at the end of September.

Since then, Douglas – who has been named on the bench for five of the Millers’ games this season – has started all four of his matches for the Trinity and scored his first goal in a thrilling 5-3 win over Matlock Town.

The Trinity are currently 17th in the Northern Premier League standings and are next in action this Saturday, when they host Warrington Rylands.

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Photo credit: Gainsborough Trinity FC 

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