Rotherham United have brought nine players in during the summer – three of which are loans – but will there be more coming in this week before we travel to take on AFC Wimbledon next Saturday.
Millers Manager Paul Warne told Freeview ,after the friendly draw with Leicester City at the weekend, that he’d probably like to fetch in another couple. Whether one, two or more will come in before Saturday it’s hard to say, whether there will be any more new players before the transfer deadline on 2nd September I would think there is a possibility of that.
Speaking to Radio Sheffield earlier in the week, the Gaffer said that they had two bids in for centre-backs which have both been declined, though he had been expecting that, but a bid on another player was being considered by his club and he was hoping that something might happen this week.
‘If not,’ Warney said, ‘I’ll start with three centre-halves and young Jake (Cooper). No disrespect to him but hopefully I can get a senior pro in but, if I can’t, then I won’t lose any sleep. (Ed Note – I’d be quite happy have Jake Cooper in the match day squad next Saturday. He only had ten minutes against the Foxes but looked capable and strong.)
‘I also think I need a utility player who can play in a forward three or even wide in a four which I will be considering,’ said the Millers Boss.
I’ll be honest I was getting quite worried earlier in the summer when a lot of what I thought of as stalwart players left (all-in-all fourteen have left) – I was wondering where the players were going to come from to replace them. It started with a trickle of one then two arriving and now we’ve got nine – eight of them who I’ve been impressed with (one I haven’t seen play) and who look like they enjoy playing in a Millers shirt. I don’t think you can ask any more from a player than a good performance (would giving one hundred per cent in every game be asking too much?), a good understanding with his team mates and to have someone who enjoys his football.