Rotherham United sign Leeds United defender on loan

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Leeds United defender Scott Wootton has joined Rotherham United on loan.

Rotherham United have signed Leeds United defender Scott Wootton on loan.

Wootton had been made available for loan by the Whites, and a deal has been rushed through before today's deadline to allow him to join up with Leeds's Yorkshire rivals. 

The former Manchester United youngster has found his first-team chances limited this season after what was a disappointing debut season at Elland Road.

Much was expected of the centre-back when he arrived at Leeds for around £1 million in 2013, but he has struggled to make an impact.

Wootton has looked short of quality during his time at the club, and he moves to Rotherham looking to prove that he is capable of playing at Championship level.

At Leeds he was behind the likes of Giuseppe Bellusci, Liam Cooper and Jason Pearce in the pecking order for a place at centre-back and this move, therefore, will have come as a relief to him. 

Wootton has played just four times for Leeds this campaign and has not been selected since August, meaning that he is not likely to be fully match-fit when he arrives at Rotherham.

He may be forced to fit in straight away, though, as the Millers have been having their own problems during the campaign so far.

Steve Evans's men are currently in the bottom three in the division and they will be hoping that Wootton can tighten up a defence which has been particularly porous so far. 

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