Left back in on loan
Ben Purrington has signed on loan until the end of the season. Purrington is a Rotherham player but has played every league game at Wimbledon this season where he has been on loan.
That alone makes a welcome change to bringing in a loan player that is either returning from injury or an inexperienced young player from a big club that is looking to get some games under his belt. As Lee Bowyer said “the big positive is that he’s played every game at Wimbledon and is ready to go.”
The west country lad started his career at Plymouth. He played 50 plus games for the Pilgrims before signing for Rotherham for £300,000 fee. He has played close to 100 games.
A left back was much needed to give us much better defensive balance, and it’s good to see Bowyer and Gallen doing these deals early. Apparently despite a minuscule budget the management team still hope to bring in another attacking option. To balance the books I suspect Nicky Ajose may well be offloaded though.