Rotherham won’t be signing Wilson and Hammill, says Evans

Winger Adam Hammill
Winger Adam Hammill
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ROTHERHAM UNITED boss Steve Evans says he will not be pursuing the permanent signings of loan pair Lawrie Wilson and Adam Hammill.

Wilson arrived on loan for the remainder of 2014-15 from Charlton Athletic on March 20, while Hammill came in on loan for the rest of the season from Huddersfield Town in the January transfer window.

Wilson made just three appearances while Hammill featured 14 times for the Millers, but made just four starts.

Evans said: “Lawrie Wilson is a player I’ve always liked.

“We deployed him in midfield and I got that wrong at Birmingham.He’s a right back.

“He can play further forward, which he’s done, but he’s a right-back. I think he did well against Leeds.

“But we signed him on the basis that we thought Jack Hunt was out for the season. We didn’t want to put that out there at the time.

“We had a chance to take Lawrie before he went somewhere else and the initial, early indications were that Jack wouldn’t play again.”

On Hammill, he added: “Adam is a good kid but he just couldn’t break into the team.

“If you’re a wide player and you come off the bench and change a game, then some supporters would expect you to be playing.

“But, for me, was he going to start in front of Ben, or Frecks, or Greeny or people like that?, The answer was, no, he wasn’t.”