It is certainly fair to say that Rotherham United have been very active throughout the January transfer window, bringing in seven new faces over the course of the month. They were certainly a club who needed to bring in a couple of players just to give the side a different dimension in hope that they will preserve their Championship status. The likes of Chris Burke, Andrew Shinnie and Luciano Becchio have all been acquired by Millers boss Neil Redfearn.
On paper, some of the deals completed look to be beneficial to Rotherham as most have Championship experience and a couple have proved to be real hits in England’s second tier. Chris Burke had successful spells at Cardiff City and Birmingham City, reaching the Championship play-offs on three separate occasions. He also has European experience after playing in the Champions League with Rangers and Europa League with Birmingham.
The Scot has also scored goals at this level but following a move to Nottingham Forest in 2014, his playing time has become very limited. A move to Rotherham would seem to be a straightforward one for Burke and his career but his best playing days seem to be over. He isn’t the player he used to be when; turning out for Birmingham City, he terrorised defences in 2011/12, scoring 13 league goals whilst also contributing four assists. Notching in Rotherham’s 4-1 home defeat to Charlton, he has seemingly started off on the right foot but can he continue it?