UK time is: 01:30:18
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Mills makes loan switch

Saints' defender Joseph Mills has joined Scunthorpe United on a one-month emergency loan.

The 19-year-old left-sided player has made a good impression since making his debut back in August during the 2-0 League Cup victory over Birmingham.

However, since Czech international Rudi Skacel has been recalled to the side, Mills has found it hard to hold down a place in the first team, so Head Coach Mark Wotte has agreed to loan the youngster out in order to gain some valuable experience.

Speaking to saintsfc.co.uk, Wotte said, "Since Rudi came back in there has been more competition down the left side, with Andrew Surman and Lee Molyneux also able to play on that flank.

"I therefore thought it would be a good idea for Joseph to go to Scunthorpe to gain some valuable first team experience."

Scunthorpe boss Nigel Adkins has been on the lookout for reinforcements as he struggles to deal with a defensive crisis that is causing The Irons all sorts of problems.

The arrival of 'Fish' will strengthen his options, and he goes straight into Tuesday night's squad for the trip to Southend.

Talking about the move, Mills said, "I'm pleased to have got it all sorted, although it all came about quite quickly.

"Alot of other players like Simon Gillett have had similar spells on loan and it has helped their development.

"I also know a couple of the lads up there from England Under-18's and I'm only about 20 minutes from Doncaster where my brother Matt is playing."

Fellow Saints Academy graduate Matthew Mills is now a key part of Doncaster's defence, and Joseph is now hoping to see more of his brother whilst out on loan.

"Matt was the first person I spoke to once the loan was agreed and it will be nice to see him a bit more often.

"I got my chance this season a little earlier than I had expected and it was surreal to go straight into playing in The Championship, but I feel I made a good start and will hopefully come back even stronger."




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Daniel Bailey Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 23 2009

Time: 2:31PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
it will do him the world of good playing forst team football.
bluemooner_mcfc
Report Abuse
17/03/2009 18:03:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Bertrand In Team Of The Year (Monday April 27 2015)

Players Talk Tottenham Draw (Monday April 27 2015)

Audio - Koeman Talks Tottenham Draw (Saturday April 25 2015)

So Much For A Summer Meltdown (Thursday April 23 2015)

Stick To Our Principles Against Spurs (Thursday April 23 2015)

Victor Bites Back (Thursday April 23 2015)

Koeman On Return Of The Poch (Thursday April 23 2015)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Vital Saint 42
2. WillT 6
3. Kev 1
4. David Smith 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Man Utd 34 19 8 7 25 65
5. Liverpool 33 17 7 9 11 58
6. Spurs 34 17 7 10 6 58
7. Southampton 34 17 6 11 21 57
8. Swansea 34 14 8 12 -3 50
9. Stoke 34 13 8 13 -3 47
10. Everton 34 11 11 12 1 44

Breaking League News

Mourinho Praises Terry
Chelsea : 28/04/2015 01:00:01
Adam picked in BBC team of the weekend
Stoke : 27/04/2015 22:03:00
Stoke to unveil New Balance kit Friday
Stoke : 27/04/2015 21:54:01
Ref Watch: Pawson to referee Swansea v Stoke
Stoke : 27/04/2015 21:36:00
Arnautovic wins Southampton man of the match poll
Stoke : 27/04/2015 21:13:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Spurs MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
K Davis 1%
Clyne 0%
Fonte 0%
Yoshida 0%
Bertrand 0%
Alderweireld 0%
Schneiderlin 0%
Ward-Prowse 0%
Mane 0%
S Davis 0%
Pelle 66%
Sub - Long 0%
Sub - Elia 0%
Sub - Reed 33%