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RUFC - Mulls could have a future with the Millers

Rotherham United centre-back Johnny Mullins does have a future with the club despite being sent out on loan to Oxford last week.

Millers Manager Steve Evans says that if the twenty-six year old 'lays down roots again` in the area then he can play for the Millers again.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post the Millers Boss said, 'I hope we can find a bridge to build, because I rate Johnny very, very highly as a centre-back. He certainly has a future with us, but he decides it. If he says: 'I cannot move and am going to commute every day`, then he does not have a future. That is simple.`

Johnny did move into the area but, due to personal family reasons, he wanted to move back to be near his family in the West Midlands.

'The football club pay Johnny good money to move up, but for reasons we understand, he has had to move back,` Evans carried on. 'But we are charged with putting the best team on the pitch and making sure they are prepared properly. We spend all week preparing players for ninety minutes but we cannot spend all week preparing Johnny for ninety minutes, if he is then spending five hours driving each day. I suppose Johnny has woken up some mornings and worried more about the traffic than about performance and that`s only human if you are spending all that time in a car.

'I feel for the kid because he did move up and show his commitment, but personal circumstances dictated he had to move back home with his family and myself and the chairman respect that wholly. But above all that, we have to do what is right for this football club.

'Hopefully we can come to some sort of agreement.`

It's a real, real shame all this because I feel Johnny Mullins could have done a good job for the Millers this season. He's a fans favorite and a lot of us were up in arms when he was allowed out on loan. But, I have to say, I am one of those people who think the players should live within a reasonable driving distance of the club you play for. Travelling over two hours to do a job can't help you feel fresh and ready to go and then you have to think about the journey back. Let's hope something can be sorted because I don't want to lose Mulls.



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Date:Friday October 12 2012

Time: 9:58AM

 

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