Rotherham boss Paul Warne says a Premier League club changed their mind about sending a midfielder on loan.
The Millers were unable to add to their squad before Thursday’s transfer deadline day but Warne had expected to bring in a target on Friday.
However, that never materialised after the player’s parent club changed their mind – the second time it has happened to Warne in several weeks.
Warne, who saw his side earn their first Championship points of the season by beating Ipswich 1-0 on Saturday, said: “We linked up a player to come in on loan, they told us they would give us their decision on Friday.
“The player wanted to come, the agent wanted him to come and then in the end the Premier League team decided they wanted to keep him.
“That is their prerogative, I am not moaning about that but from my point of view it is hugely disappointing. I thought it was a done deal.
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“As the window progresses the opportunity might come but regrettably I need midfielders in the building rapido.
“It’s disappointing because I was adamant that we would have got one midfielder in at least, maybe two.
“Hursty was joking before the game that he expected to see another face on the team sheet but that wasn’t the case.”
Warne has moved on to his next targets, though is unlikely to have anyone in before Tuesday’s Carabao Cup game with Wigan.