Minto back with Millers
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 31-year-old has been on the lookout for a new club since his release from The Hammers at the end of last season.
Minto initially joined Ronnie Moore's squad earlier this month before deciding to try his luck with the Loftus Road outfit instead last week.
The former Chelsea man will train again at Millmoor from this week and may feature for The Millers on Wednesday night, when they host Premiership side Middlesbrough in a pre-season friendly.
Moore will hope he can sign the defender to a contract with the South Yorkshire side, as he continues to shape his squad for the upcoming season.
Meanwhile, fellow defender Guy Branston has been placed on the transfer by the Millmoor outfit, after failing to command a regular first team place at the club.
Branston became a fans` favourite with The Millers following his £50,000 move from Leicester City in October 1999.
However, the arrival of Martin McIntosh two seasons ago saw Branston fall down the pecking order at Rotherham and Moore has now decided to list the player, though the club will want a fee for the defender.
In other news, goalkeeper Gary Montgomery will be out six weeks after splitting his finger in training on Monday.
Montgomery chipped a bone in the damaged finger and the news means that Moore will need to look out for some cover while the keeper is on the sidelines.
"It's a real blow for us and Gary but there must be a lot of keepers who are out of work at the moment," Moore told the club's official website.
"I have one or two names on my potential list but I am not revealing them at the moment."
Rotherham are also casting their eye over two trialists in the form of Australian winger John Hutchinson and Rangers wide man Paul Leven.
The pair will spend the rest of the week at Millmoor after appearing for the club in Monday's 1-0 pre-season friendly at non-league Stocksbridge Park Steels.
Hutchinson, who plays for Northern Spirit in Australia's National Soccer League, had unsuccessful trials with Derby County and Chesterfield before coming to Rotherham.