Millers miss out on Hughes
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Millers boss Ronnie Moore has been chasing Hughes since the start of the season and recently made a renewed approach for the 27-year-old.
Hughes has made just five appearances for Blues this season and is out of contract at the end of the campaign.
But his chance to put himself in the shop window with First Division Rotherham was scuppered due to injuries to other players at St Andrews.
Moore admits he is now likely to have to place his interest in Hughes on the back-burner until the New Year.
"We were close to getting Birmingham's Bryan Hughes on loan but they had an injury to another player so the deal was off," Moore told the club's website.
"At the moment Premier clubs don't want to let players out so it looks as if we will have to wait until after Christmas."