Huddersfield Town swooped to add Levi Colwill, Tom Lees and Matty Pearson to their defensive unit over the course of the summer transfer window, addressing an area of their side that was badly exposed last season.
Carlos Corberan’s side boasted the worst defensive record in the Championship last season with over 70 goals conceded. Injuries played a part, as did some poor decision making and over-reliance on inexperienced centre-backs.
Lees and Pearson coming in has, essentially, allowed one of those young centre-backs to go out on loan and earn some much-needed experience in a better environment.
Despite 24 appearances in the Championship last season, Rarmani Edmonds-Green was allowed to join Rotherham United on loan in the summer. He’s linked up with Paul Warne and is focused on helping the Millers back into the second-tier at the first time of asking.
It’s a good opportunity for Edmonds-Green to gain experience in a competitive division with a side destined to challenge for promotion.
Rotherham sit fifth in the table with 27 points on the board. They are three points adrift of leaders, Plymouth Argyle, with a game in-hand.
Edmonds-Green is getting his chances, too.
In total, he’s made 14 appearances across all competitions, starting nine times in League One and a further two appearances from the bench. 791 minutes of football in the league is exactly what Huddersfield will have hoped to have seen when they gave the 22-year-old’s departure the green-light.
Rotherham boast a good defensive record. They’ve conceded just 10 times in 14 games this season and only Wigan Athletic have a tighter defence. Edmonds-Green has been involved in seven clean sheets, playing his part with 1.5 interceptions per game and 2.8 clearances (WhoScored).
Without doubt, Rotherham is a better environment for Edmonds-Green to thrive in. Huddersfield struggled last season and the centre-back was occasionally exposed in the Championship through no fault of his own.
You could argue that Huddersfield are a more robust outfit this season and could probably carry Edmonds-Green better. However, as they enjoy a solid start in the Championship and Edmonds-Green takes steps in the right direction at Rotherham, it’s hard to argue that it hasn’t been a success.