Emmanuel Onariase is likely to leave Rotherham on loan in January, with League Two Cheltenham a likely destination.
The 21-year-old joined the Millers from Brentford in August, but, despite significant defensive woes at the club, is not deemed ready for a first-team place.
He has been restricted to just two first-team appearances, both in the Checkatrade Trophy, and boss Paul Warne is open to allowing him out on loan.
Whaddon Road appears the most likely destination, having spent the second half of last season on loan at the Robins, though Warne says nothing is decided.
“Nothing has been cemented on that yet, I know he has played there before,” Warne told Millers Time.
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“He does need to play games so I am open to the idea of him going out on loan but that hasn’t been finalised yet.
“Players will possibly go out but nothing which has been done yet.”
Meanwhile, influential midfielder Darren Potter will not play again in 2017, meaning he will miss a reunion with former club MK Dons on Saturday.
Potter has missed the last two games with an Achilles injury and he will not be back until the new year.
PW on Potter | "He's a good two weeks through his recovery. At the moment he's progressing well and I'm hoping to have him back around the turn of the year."
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Warne added: “Potter is going to be another couple of weeks. He has a bit os soreness and bruising on his bone.
“He is seeing a specialist but I will probably be without him until the new year. There’s four games in 10 days so I could do with him.: