Video: Evans seeking loan signings for Rotherham United

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STEVE EVANS has revealed that he is endeavouring to boost his options with some loan recruits - having seen a move for a Premier League player rebuffed this week.

The Rotherham United manager, desperate to find a winning formula with the Millers without a win in seven Championship games heading into tomorrow’s home game with Cardiff, says he is also prepared to let several players currently on the fringes head out on loan to give them some game-time.

Rotherham Utd's  manager Steve Evans

Rotherham Utd's manager Steve Evans

He said: “People know there’s three or four that could be available to go and play (elsewhere) and in respect of trying to get one or two in, we have tried to make some headway this week.

“We got permission from one Premier League club and the boy didn’t want to come as he is probably waiting to see what other options he has and he has not made the 25-man squad for the Premier League.

“We will keep working hard and looking at where we need to improvement and try to.”

Club captain Lee Frecklington will miss tomorrow’s game with a calf strain, but could return for the game at Birmingham on Saturday week.

Evans said: “The prognosis for a calf strain is two to three weeks, so by the time we get to Birmingham, it will be two weeks, so there’s a chance he could be fit for Birmingham away or if not, the following week.”

Kirk Broadfoot serves the final game of his 10-match suspension.