Transfer news: Rotherham United boss Paul Warne explains why he signed Middlesbrough midfielder Lewis Wing on loan

Middlesbrough midfielder Lewis Wing has joined Rotherham United on loan until the end of the season.
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The 25-year-old has made 15 appearances in all competitions for Boro this season, mostly from the bench, and will be hoping to gain more regular game time with the Millers.

After signing from non-league club Shildon in 2017, Wing has gone on to make 92 appearances for Boro, scoring 14 goals.

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With fellow midfielders Jonny Howson, George Saville and Sam Morsy all ahead of Wing in the pecking order, Boro boss Neil Warnock felt it was best for the player to leave on loan.

Middlesbrough midfielder Lewis Wing.Middlesbrough midfielder Lewis Wing.
Middlesbrough midfielder Lewis Wing.

Wing has also operated in the No 10 position for Boro this season, yet Warnock has preferred playing Duncan Watmore or Marcus Tavernier in that role.

Rotherham are 22nd in the Championship but have games in hand on the sides ahead of them, and beat Boro 3-0 at the Riverside last week.

Speaking to Rotherham’s website, Millers boss Paul Warne talked about the qualities Wing will bring to his side

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"I think he's happy to come and play in a team that wants to play forward, run forward, create chances, shoot and play without pressure in the final third,” said Warne.

"I like him for many reasons - he's got an eye for a goal and he shoots on sight which is something we need because we definitely need to add more goals.

"He's got a real energy about him, he can take set pieces and he can play in any one of those four positions in the middle of the park. The best thing for me is that he's got an inner drive, he's a winner and he's a bit of a ‘scrapper’.

"I think he can come here and play a massive part in our run-in and hopefully have a positive impact on the team and put himself in the shop window for whatever happens in his career.”

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“He's a great kid who came out of non-league and had to fight and scrap to get his chance and he's just found himself on the wrong side of a team selection or two, which doesn't mean he's a bad player, football is all about opinions.”

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