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Scott Loach back with Rotherham United

2 December 2014

Goalkeeper Scott Loach has returned to Rotherham United after an unsuccessful loan spell at Bury was cut short.

The former England Under-21 international moved to the Shakers in search of first-team football in November but made only three appearances, all of which ended in defeat.

He missed Saturday's loss to Dagenham & Redbridge due to a calf injury and afterwards boss David Flitcroft confirmed the 26-year-old has gone back to South Yorkshire early and will not be returning when fit.

"Scott has gone back for good. It has not worked out, sometimes it doesn't," the Shakers boss said.

"He had a slight niggle in his calf and we just felt it was better for all three parties, who agreed it was better for Scott to go on and get on with his career at Rotherham."

Loach only managed two appearances for the Millers before heading out last month, despite arriving in the summer as a marquee signing, but will be optimistic of regaining his place after a costly error by Adam Collin in the 1-1 draw at home to rock-bottom Blackpool.

Collin completely missed his kick from a long through-ball, allowing Steven Davies to roll into an empty net, and boss Steve Evans said after the game that a "10-year-old should deal with it".

Evans' side are currently on a seven-match winless run and made seven changes for the visit of Blackpool. Several established players were dropped following a dismal performance against Birmingham a week earlier and the boss was in an unapologetic mood.

"There were no difficult calls," Evans said. "Only Frazer Richardson was injured, the rest were straight forward, last week was unacceptable.

"And you know what, I'm delighted with the young kids that came in, they have played with fluency and that group will mature and we'll go forward.

"To be fair we have got great characters in the dressing room. Big Alec [Alex Revell], who came on, and Frecks [Lee Frecklington] and people like that, they have been out before and come back fighting and worked their way back into the team. And they need to do it.

"We know what will happen, everyone outside these four walls will want to cry at us and criticise us but if we play like we did against Blackpool we will be fine. If we don't play like that it won't be fine, it's fine margins."

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