Rotherham United snap up Watford hero Lloyd Doyley

Lloyd Doyley (left).
Lloyd Doyley (left).
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Rotherham United have signed defender Lloyd Doyley on a contract until the end of the season.

Neil Warnock, who was appointed as manager of Rotherham on Friday last week, decided to snap up Doyley after a trial spell with the club.

He appeared in a reserve game at the club’s training ground at Roundwood on Wednesday.

Warnock highlighted Doyley’s consistency and versatility as reasons behind the decision to sign him, having also taken him on trial while he was in interim charge of Queens Park Rangers.

He said: “Lloyd is a player that knows the league well and he comes in to help us at a difficult time with a lot of games coming up.

“It was important when the opportunity arose to sign them to get them on board.

“I had Lloyd with me training at QPR and I wanted to sign him then until the end of the season, so I am delighted to be able to do that here.

“If you ask anybody about Lloyd they will tell you that he is a really good pro. He played over 500 games for Watford. You can put him anywhere across the back and he will give 100%.”

Doyley, 33, has been without a club since leaving Watford in the summer of 2015.

The Jamaican international had spent his entire career with the Hornets, a period of 14 years, making 395 appearances and scoring two goals.