Scott Wootton: I don’t really mind about leaving Leeds United

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Scott Wootton joined Rotherham United on loan until January 2015.

The former Manchester United central defender completed the switch to the Whites' Yorkshire rivals last week, and made his debut on Saturday.

Usually featuring in the centre of defence, the 23-year-old - who made 20 appearances for Leeds last term - made his debut on Saturday for the Millers at right-back, playing the full 90 minutes in the absence of another ex-Leeds man - Frazer Richardson. He is likely to keep his place in the starting XI this weekend with the visit to Cardiff, and his playing opportunities with the Millers have opened up the possibility of extending his stay past the original expiration of his loan.

With just four appearances to his name with Leeds this season - two in the Championship and two in the League Cup - Wootton was quickly relegated to fifth choice central defender following the arrivals of Giuseppe Bellusci and Liam Cooper, and he told the South Yorkshire Times that the switch to the New York Stadium was a welcome move, allowing him to get away from the ‘frustrating’ times at Elland Road.

“It’s been a quite crazy time at Elland Road. I think I’ve played only four games there this season, so obviously that’s been very frustrating,” Wootton said.

“There have been a lot of changes. I’m just happy to be here and be a Rotherham player at the minute. I’m not going to look further down the line. I’m just going to take each day and each game as it comes, train hard, try to keep my place in the team and focus on it game by game.”

With consistent first-team football likely with the Millers, Wootton admitted that he doesn’t mind leaving Leeds as long as he gets to keep playing in the Championship.

The former Red Devil added: “I don’t really mind [where I play] as long as I am playing.

“Come January, who knows what will happen.”

A permanent move away from Elland Road in January could be likely, with the sale of any surplus players able to help the club as they attempt to recover from likely FFP punishments.

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