Jackett eyes Smallwood recall


Rotherham United manager Kenny Jackett will look to bring midfielder Richie Smallwood back to the club in January, according to Sky Sports News.

The 25-year-old was allowed to join Scunthorpe on a season-long loan by former Millers’ boss Alan Stubbs in August, but new manager Jackett is keen on the former Middlesborough man returning to the New York Stadium.

It is not yet clear whether there is a clause in the deal that allows the deal to be cut short and it is said Jackett will now go over the terms of the loan to see if a recall is possible.

“Richie is an experienced midfielder,” Jackett said.

“Coming here as an opposing manager many times, (Lee) Frecklington and Smallwood always give you a game.

“We will have to see. We will explore all avenues to try to add competition, experience and enthusiasm. We will look to do everything we possibly can to improve the team and results.”

Smallwood has featured nine times for the Iron, who currently sit three points clear at the top of Sky Bet League One.

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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