Please log in or register. Registered visitors get fewer ads.
Rotherham Confirm Moore Loan
Monday, 10th Jul 2017 11:36

Rotherham have confirmed that Blues striker Kieffer Moore has joined them on a season-long loan. TWTD first revealed that the Millers were eyeing the 24-year-old and Blues right-back Josh Emmanuel, 19, a fortnight ago.

Moore, who was among the scorers as Town won 5-0 at Drogheda on Saturday, was spotted training with the Millers squad in Austria earlier today.

The former Yeovil, Viking and Forest Green striker, who was also understood to be interesting a number of other clubs including Plymouth, Port Vale, Partick Thistle and Stevenage, will make his first appearance for Rotherham in a friendly against Austrian side Floridsorfar on Tuesday.

Millers manager Paul Warne is delighted to have added 6ft 5in tall Moore to his squad.

"We are delighted to bring Kieffer into the club," he told the Rotherham official website.

"He played against us last year and did well. We spoke to a few people about him and it was all good news.

"He has got some amazing attributes. He is really keen and ready to learn. He is very athletic and very strong and it is another striker to add to our attacking force.

"Kieffer's arrival now gives us more options. I have always said the more strikers and the more competition I can get up front the better. He will play a part in the game tomorrow night and I look forward to seeing how he shapes up."

He added: "I am really happy that he decided to come to us, he has come out to Austria and he has got on with the lads straight away.

"He flew straight out here from Dublin to join up with us, where he played for Ipswich and scored for them on Saturday. I really liked him when I saw him play and when I met him I liked his attitude.

"He is another positive kid to have around the place. He wants to come here and help us, he has plenty of ability and I really like the way we are shaping up now up top."

Blues boss Mick McCarthy confirmed that Moore and Emmanuel were close to joining the League One side following Saturday's game at Drogheda.

There is as yet no confirmation of Emmanuel's switch, some minor details are still to be completed, which is also set to be a season-long loan, although both deals will include the provision for them to be brought back to Portman Road in January.

Speaking after Saturday's match McCarthy said the moves are aimed at giving the pair regular first-team football, which they won't get at Portman Road once the season starts.

“They both need to play games," he said. "And I don’t want Josh here as a substitute coming on and playing a bit part, he needs to go and play to improve, as does Kieffer.

“Neither of them will start in front of Jordan Spence or whoever else is starting up front. I think it’s really important that they get football.

“You benefit from getting week in, week out football. I remember it myself when you start and you play. Thankfully I got in the team and I was in every week and it just improves you every week.”

He added: “[Josh is] going until the January window and we’ll see how he does. Hopefully he’s ripping it up and we want to have him back. The only way he’s going to get better is by playing.

“They’re season-long loans but there’s a break clause in them. You’ve got to put that in because if you don’t then they get stuck there if they’re not playing or if they’re ripping it up and I want them back.

“Why would I even think about not having something to bring them back? But I’ll only bring them back if I want to play them.”

Photo: TWTD

Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.

BlueArrow added 11:43 - Jul 10
Oh no who is gonna put the fairy on the top of the club's Christmas tree this year now

parkinshair added 11:45 - Jul 10
Moore has been judged somewhat harshly since arriving. He hasn't really had a chance to shine, often coming on as a late sub with little time to make an impact.
It's a good move for everyone. If he does well he could still forge a career with Ipswich or maybe join Rotherham on a permanent deal at the end of the season. Certainly a leg up from Forest Green whatever the outcome.

12th_Man added 11:46 - Jul 10
Never to been seen in a itfc shirt again

bontcho added 11:53 - Jul 10
Seems a good deal all round. My only concern is whether he'll definitely play at Rotherham while some of those other teams listed I think he might have. Still looks like he has 6 months (may be 12) to make or break his ITFC career which is fair enough.

hoppy added 12:14 - Jul 10

We could always ask Jay Tabb to pop back in, if he's not too busy...

BlueandTruesince82 added 14:06 - Jul 10
EDP says Tom Lawrence is going to Derby for 10 mil

Ipswichbusiness added 14:58 - Jul 10
If Pitman goes as well that leaves us looking seriously short in the forward positions unless we are going to play the youngsters.

runningout added 16:12 - Jul 10
Moore wasn't playing for Forest Green. Took a chance with him, and too many others!

yungblue added 16:43 - Jul 10
Think a season at in L1 will do him good. Not sure Pitman will actually leave, certain Bru will though. We are still very short on wide players

jas0999 added 17:21 - Jul 10
Feel a bit sorry for him. Signed as an extremely cheap replacement for Murphy in January, at a time where Evans refused to invest in the team. Clearly not up to it as couldn't get in Forest Greens side. This loan move will do him good if he plays - but it's another body leaving the building when what we need is more players.

RegencyBlue added 19:41 - Jul 10
Hopefully he will prove me wrong but from what I saw of him last season I don't think Moore is Championship material.


Daleyitfc added 20:58 - Jul 10
He will contribute as much to our game by being loaned out : it will still be zero.

Wacko added 20:38 - Jul 11
Ah, the words 'Rotherham' and 'Moore' bring back happy memories

You need to login in order to post your comments

Blogs 248 bloggers

Ipswich Town Polls

About Us Contact Us Terms & Conditions Privacy Cookies Advertising
© TWTD 1995-2018