Rotherham United’s Head of Recruitment Rob Scott has told the Official Site that, if needs be, the club will be ready to replace any outgoing players this summer.
‘We have plans in place if individuals move on,’ Scott said, ‘and hopefully we have potential replacements that will serve us well.’
The forty-five year old played over one hundred and eighty games in a Rotherham shirt from 1998 to 2005 and was well known for his long throws came back to the Millers in April. After hanging up his boots he moved into joint management with another former Miller Paul Hurst and has also been part of recruitment teams at both Brentford and Watford.
‘There’s plenty of time to get things done,’ Scott carried on, ‘with the League One and Two transfer window now open until September but I know the coaching staff want business concluded quickly but, on certain deals, you sometimes have to be patient.’
I’m sitting on the fence a bit about the transfer window being open longer. Yes, I can see that it gives clubs longer to sort deals out but I also think it could make the whole business of getting a player drag on even longer than it already seems to.
And, I agree with the coaching staff, get our new players in before we start with pre-season games – gives the fans time to get used to them and the players time to get to know one another because, if rumours are true, there could be a number of our players from last season on their way out of the club which means there will be a lot of new faces in (hopefully).