Johnson eyes permanent transfer for Millers winger

Reporter: Matthew Chambers
Date published: 08 January 2014

ATHLETIC want to sign David Worrall permanently after his loan spell ends at the end of the season.

The former Bury winger (23) didn’t play at Anfield, despite arriving in time from Rotherham and being named in the provisional squad.

Athletic manager Lee Johnson wants Worrall — a player he wanted before his move to the Millers —

firing on all cylinders for Athletic’s all-important league season.

Worrall warmed up for the weekend with fellow new-boys Gary Harkins and Adam Lockwood in a

behind-closed-doors friendly yesterday.

Ex-Bury man Worrall has barely featured for Rotherham under Steve Evans after signing a two-year deal in June.

Groin surgery halted his progress but the player is almost ready to go again. He is set to be involved against Stevenage at Boundary Park on Saturday.

Johnson is hopeful Worrall can be prised away from South Yorkshire: “He is a good lad and one I would hope to be in with a chance of keeping for longer, if we can come to some agreement.”