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Gladiators borrow Millers youngster for the short Hull

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Gladiators borrow Millers youngster for the short Hull

Matlock Town boss Paul Phillips has added to his defensive armoury bringing in eighteen years old Jake Hull on a youth loan arrangement from Championship newcomers Rotherham United.

Gladiators boss Paul Phillips says the 6’4” Hull plays in the centre and offers more adaptability to his side.

“I know we have Yatesy who plays in the centre but to be honest, he’s done so well at right-back, so it gives us more cover should anything happen to Sam (Egerton) and Ryan (Qualter), we can also play three at the back if need be so bringing in Jake gives us that more adaptability. We’ve been looking at him for a while. We’re also trying to forge a good relationship with Rotherham which we feel will be beneficial to both clubs.”

Hull was offered a professional contract by the Millers last month after impressing during his two year scholarship at Rotherham.

Phillips is hopeful he can add a midfielder and a striker to his squad before Saturday’s opening league clash at Bamber Bridge.

Ian Richardson