Rotherham manager Paul Warne has admitted that Rangers winger and Millers loanee Jake Hastie could return to his parent club in January.
The League One boss was speaking as he discussed Hastie alongside fellow Rotherham loanees Dan Barlaser and Carlton Morris.
Warne was unapologetically honest about the situation regarding the trio and admitted that a lack of game time might see their parent clubs recall the youngsters.
“They’ve all added something at different times to our team,” said Warne [Daily Record].
“It wouldn’t surprise me that if Dan, Jake or Carlton don’t play enough games in December their parent clubs would want to move them. I understand that.”
That’s more-or-less a hint that all three players will struggle to feature for Rotherham in December and potentially beyond January.
It’s a bit of a fall from grace for former Motherwell youngster Hastie, who joined Rangers from the Fir Park club in the summer before being sent on the loan.
The youngster scored three goals in his first three games for Rotherham and had earned early adulation from curious supporters.
After starting eight games on the bounce for the Millers, he has started only two since and was last seen in the 2-2 draw with Southend. Hastie has 16 appearances in total for the English side.
It will be a disappointment if Hastie is forced to return back up north but sometimes these development loans aren’t the right fit.
Let’s hope he can kick on regardless, whether he finds himself at the New York Stadium or Ibrox.