As is the case with pretty much any transfer window period, the summer of 2020 saw a whole raft of fringe players leave Chelsea on loan.
Perhaps not surprisingly, one of those was Jamal Blackman, with the goalkeeper making the temporary move away from Stamford Bridge for the eighth time since the summer of 2014.
This time, Blackman finds himself at Rotherham United, newly promoted back to the Championship after just a single campaign in League One last season.
So far however, it has been something of a chastening period for Blackman with his temporary new club.
The goalkeeper endured something of a debut to forget for the Millers, giving away and then conceding a penalty at Salford in the first round of the Carabao Cup, a game Rotherham would eventually go on to lose in a penalty shootout.
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Despite that, Rotherham manager Paul Warne has continued to back Blackman, with the 27-year-old going on to play every league game the Millers have played since then.
But although Blackman was able to keep a clean sheet in an opening day 1-0 win over Wycombe, things have not exactly gone quite so well for the goalkeeper and his new club.
That win over the Chairboys is the only one Rotherham have recorded in the league so far this season, and is also the only clean sheet Blackman has kept across the course of the campaign so far, with his new side currently 19th in the Championship table, two points clear of the relegation zone.
It also seem as though it is not just results that may have been hard to take recently, with Warne revealing that Blackman has been playing through the pain of an ankle injury to retain his place in the side over the past few games
That commitment to the cause, particularly in such trying circumstances, is something that ought to win Blackman plenty of admirers, and could do him plenty of favours as he looks to secure his long-term future at any one club, with his contract at Chelsea set to expire at the end of this season.