It’s five weeks since Rotherham United’s last game of the season and it seems that life has been busy behind the scenes this last seven days.
It was a good beginning to the week when midfielder Shaun McDonald signed a two year deal from Wigan Athletic with the thirty year old saying one of the reason he wanted to join the Millers was to help get them ‘back into the Championship’.
The Millers were also being linked with defender Curtis Tilt.
Joe Newell posted a message to the Rotherham fans saying that he feels, after four years a Miller, it’s time for him to move on, time for a fresh challenge. As yet, there has been no news of him signing for a new club, though, in the past couple of weeks he has been linked with neighbours Doncaster Rovers.
Millers second in command Richie Barker told us that a goalkeeper was high on the list of ‘wants’. On Vital Rotherham we suggested perhaps we had a young ‘keeper of our own who was ready for a challenge? We are also told that the club have been having conversations with players this week with Manager Paul Warne saying, again, that he only wants ‘good lads’ in his squad and wants to ‘look them in the eyes’ before making any sort of commitment.
Season Tickets seem to have been selling well with around the five thousand eight hundred mark being sold, which is more than we sold the last time we were in League One. The club have also decided to extend the price deadline until Monday 29th July at 5.00pm.
Australian winger Ryan Williams made his International debut coming off the bench in a friendly against South Korea while midfielder Will Vaulks played over an hour for Wales in their two-one European Championship game loss away to Croatia.
The club have announced that they will take part in a twenty/twenty charity cricket match at Wickersley CC on Friday, 5th July in support for the Rotherham Hospice.
Away from Millers’ happenings the EFL have reluctantly agreed to allow Coventry City to ground-share with Birmingham City at the St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium for next season but will review the situation before the start of the 2020/21 season.
I end our quick look back at the past week with the sad news that Leyton Orient Manager, Justin Edinburgh, sadly passed away yesterday at just forty-nine years old. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and all involved at Leyton Orient at this sad time.