Widdowson gets Rotherham loan

Promising young left-back Joe Widdowson has begun a one-month loan at League Two side Rotherham United.

The Academy product travelled up to Millmoor on Tuesday and signed in time to make his Millers debut in a reserve-team match against Leeds United on Wednesday. It was to be a difficult first game with a strong visiting side winning 3-0. Widdowson has been signed by promotion-chasing Rotherham as cover for their injured defender Stephen Brogan, who broke his leg last Saturday.

The 18-year-old had previously spent a week with Carlisle United before Christmas and returned to the Boleyn Ground to re-establish himself in the youth-team set-up. Notably he helped the U18s beat Arsenal earlier this month in a 2-0 victory having also earned praise from Kevin Keen for a strong display at reserve-team level in the 0-0 home draw against Chelsea in January. Widdowson could make his Rotherham debut away to Wycombe Wanderers this Saturday.