Oxford United sign Rotherham defender Johnny Mullins on loan

Oxford United have signed Rotherham defender Johnny Mullins on a three-month loan deal.

Mullins, 26, has not played for the Millers since the 6-2 defeat by Port Vale in September.

Millers chief executive Paul Douglas told BBC Radio Sheffield: "Johnny has not been playing regularly and hasn't played in some time.

"He's a popular player and he's done a good job for us but it makes sense to loan him out when he isn't playing."

He added: "We have complete faith in Steve Evans's judgement in these matters and he felt it would be advantageous for him to go out and play."

The arrival of Mullins will help to cover for former Millers defender Michael Raynes, who suffered a hamstring injury in Tuesday's win over AFC Wimbledon.