MILLERS LOOK­ING TO SEE BURKE TRICK­ERY

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Sheri­dan Robins

ROTHER­HAM UNITED have boosted their at­tack­ing prospects by sign­ing Chris Burke on loan from Cham­pi­onship ri­vals Not­ting­ham For­est.

The ex­pe­ri­enced winger will stay at the New York Sta­dium un­til the end of the sea­son, and Millers boss Neil Red­fearn hopes his im­pact will help them beat the drop.

He said:“Chris is a very ex­pe­ri­enced player and knows the level. He has that turn of pace, the abil­ity to go past peo­ple to cre­ate and score. He adds com­pe­ti­tion and real Cham­pi­onship qual­ity that per­haps we have been lack­ing a lit­tle.”

The Millers have also se­cured the ser­vices of Luciano Bec­chio, whose wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in the se­cond tier was no doubt cru­cial to his sign­ing.

The for­mer Leeds United striker had a short spell at Rother­ham last year – in which he scored two goals in five games – and it was only an in­jury that halted his stay.

Bec­chio said, of the move: “I’m de­lighted to come back here and I hope to help the team move up the ta­ble.

“I started train­ing with the team two weeks ago and I feel con­fi­dent. I know the group and I know the man­ager, so I can’t wait to play the first game now.”

Fol­low­ing th­ese sign­ings, striker Jor­dan Bow­ery has left the club, hav­ing found his op­por­tu­ni­ties with the first team lim­ited.

He re­cently spent a brief loan spell at Brad­ford City and is now free to find an­other club.

LOAN STAR: Chris Burke

SIGNED: Luciano Bec­chio

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