Rotherham United: Millers goalkeeper Scott Loach’s parting praise for rival Adam Collin

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Rotherham United’s Scott Loach has headed out on loan admitting the form of fellow goalkeeper Adam Collin had made his rival impossible to drop.

Loach joined the Millers in pre-season from fellow Championship club Ipswich but has fought a losing battle trying to dislodge his pal, Collin, from the starting line-up

The 26-year-old former England Under-21 keeper, who has now joiuned Bury on loan until January, said: “Rotherham have been great to me, and fortunately for them Ads has been playing well.

“They’ve got a top keeper there, and you can’t take a good goalie out when you’re doing well.

“They’ve just said go out and get games, and that was that.

“They were nice enough to let me out on loan and it’s a chance to show them that they’ve got a good keeper on their books.

“But it’s also a chance for me to show Bury this is what you can have and this is what I can do.”

Loach played close to 200 times for Watford before his career stalled at Ipswich and is desperate to feature in more matches.

“I need to get back to where I was,” he said.

“I was fortunate to play a lot of games early on and I’m still very young for a keeper.

“In the last 18 months I’ve not played consistently and that’s what I want to do. No disrespect, but it shows I want to play by coming to Bury.”

Meanwhile, Millers teenager John Swift has ended his loan spell early and returned to parent club Chelsea.

Swift was on a season-long loan but was unable to make a significant impact and hasn’t featured for the first team since the home match with Watford in August.

A club statement said: “We would like to thank John for his efforts while on loan with the Millers, and wish him the very best of luck in his career.”