The fixtures for the coming season came out today and, apart from April and a couple of long away mid-week trips, they are pretty much spread out alright.
But, my worry is, the fixtures are out and we still have only one goalkeeper on our books, one very inexperienced ‘keeper.
I think I might have mentioned before (only every week) that I’d love to see Marek Rodak back in a Rotherham shirt next season.
The twenty-one year old came on loan from Fulham at the end of August soon ousting both Richard O’Donnell and Lewis Price, both who are no longer with the Millers, making the ‘number one’ spot his keeping twelve clean sheets in his thirty-eight appearances.
While with the Millers the Slovakian signed a new deal with his parent club extending his contract until 2020.
Now, at the moment The Cottagers have two what we call first team goalkeepers on their books but there have been rumours that they are keen to fetch in former Newcastle ‘keeper Tim Krul. The Netherlands International left St James Park to join Brighton and Hove Albion but didn’t have any minutes in the league, his appearances limited to the League Cup, the Checkatrade Trophy (as an over-aged player for the U21 side) and the FA Cup and he’s made it known that he wants more game time.
So, should Fulham sign Krul they will have a number of ‘first team’ goalkeepers on their books which could mean that Rodak won’t be getting much of a look in and could make it a bit easier for the Millers to entice him back – whether on loan or actually to buy him.
I suppose it’s just a case of keeping our eyes and ears open for something to happen.