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2 players Rotherham United should look to loan out for the 2021/22 season

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For Rotherham United, much of the focus over the next few weeks, will surely be on the battle to avoid relegation from the Championship.

Sitting 22nd in the current standings, three points from safety but with several games in hand on those above them, the Millers are still in with a chance of avoiding an immediate drop back to League One, provided they can cope with their heavy fixture schedule.

However, looking beyond this season, the club will also have to start planning for their summer transfer business, a job that will no doubt include the task of looking to secure loan moves away from the club in search for more regular game time for certain members of their squad.

That will of course, give those individuals a better opportunity to develop and improve their game, certainly if they are still at the early stages of their career.

So here, we’ve taken a look at two players, who Rotherham ought to be considering loaning out for next season.

Jacob Gratton

Although he has been in and around the Rotherham first-team squad for the past couple of seasons, Gratton has struggled for playing opportunities.

The 19-year-old has yet to make a single senior appearance for the Millers, having come through the youth ranks at The New York Stadium.

A temporary move away from Rotherham for next season, could therefore give the teenager the opportunity to experience life elsewhere, helping him to further grow as a player, and potentially setting him up for more chances when he returns to the Millers.

Jake Cooper

Like Gratton, Cooper is a player who has risen through the ranks at Rotherham at academy level, to the point where he is now on the fringes of Paul Warne’s senior side.

However, the centre back is also yet to actually make his first-team debut for the club, and is another who could benefit from the experience of more regular game time on loan elsewhere next season.

Indeed, with his contract at Rotherham set to expire at the end of next season, a temporary move away this summer could give Cooper the opportunity he needs to earn a new contract beyond that point, either with the Millers or somewhere else.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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