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Millers snap up Hitchcock

10 January 2014

Rotherham have signed QPR striker Tom Hitchcock on a month's loan.

The 21-year-old son of former Chelsea goalkeeper Kevin has recently spent time with Saturday's opponents Crewe, scoring three goals in six games.

Alex were keen to take him back to Gresty Road but the Millers have stolen in to bring him to South Yorkshire until February 8.

"Tom is a young man we first came across when he was very young at Blackburn," boss Steve Evans the club's official website.

"We've always liked him and watched him playing in games, both behind closed doors and reserve games for QPR.

"I spoke to Harry Redknapp about him a while ago and although things didn't work out at that time, we tracked him when he went to Crewe.

"He's done well there, got a goal every two games in this division and was unlucky not to get more actually.

"Harry likes him and he's a good judge of a player but, more importantly for Rotherham, I like him.

"He's a young man whose movement is good, he's very creative and he'll get a goal.

"He's got a goal in the Championship but has been hiding away in the reserves of a big club, so hopefully he can have a big effect and we'll build a good relationship together."

Hitchcock becomes the Millers' second signing of the January transfer window following the capture of Bournemouth defender Miles Addison earlier this week.

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