Cardiff City forward Danny Ward will not be heading on loan to Rotherham United, according to Millers boss Paul Warne.
The Rotherham Advertiser write that Warne was asked the question after reports linking them with a move for the player had surfaced in the press.
The 27-year-old has found first-team action hard to come by this season, making just nine Premier League appearances and six of those coming from the substitutes bench.
Ward did, of course, join the Bluebirds from Rotherham in the summer of 2017, costing Neil Warnock’s side around £1.6m plus add-ons.
He scored four Championship goals as Cardiff won automatic promotion last term, but seems to have found the step up in quality tough going.
The Leeds United academy player’s only goal so far this campaign came in September’s 3-2 defeat to Arsenal at the Cardiff City Stadium.
When asked about Ward, Warne said:
Danny is part of Neil Warnock’s plans at Cardiff City. There is no truth in that rumour at all. Don’t get me wrong, if I spoke to Neil Warnock later and he said Danny was available, I’d snap Neil’s hand off. But that hasn’t been a conversation I’ve had. I speak to Danny quite a lot over text. He didn’t play for Cardiff last week because he had a concussion. I don’t know if people have seen he’s not been on the bench and have read something into that. He was fundamental in their success last season and this year he’s been injured and has come back. I’d be amazed if he left a Premier League team to come to a Championship side.
Cardiff have struggled for goals this season, finding the back of the net just 19 times in their 22 Premier League matches to date.