Date: 19th August 2019 at 4:36pm
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Rotherham United is hopeful of getting in a new player before the Millers next game which is at home to Tranmere Rovers on the last day of August.

Speaking to Radio Sheffield Millers Manager Paul Warne said that he is ‘driving South’ to talk to a potential new signing this week.

‘I’m going to try and sell him – and other players – the dream but, as they are from the league above ours, I have to convince them to come,’ Warney said but also reiterated that any player he fetches in will be to improve the squad and not to replace anyone.

‘If it doesn’t come off then the group I’ve got is it and that’s great.’

I actually think that the group of players we have in now has gelled really well. The younger lads look hungry and eager to please the fans while you see the older players on the pitch talking to them, trying to calm them down if needed.

I was looking forward to seeing Matt Olosunde racing about the pitch in the first half on Saturday but somehow, for me, he looked to be holding back a little. Warney took Freddie Ladapo off replacing him with Shaun MacDonald which changed the shape. For the first five or so minutes I didn’t think it was going to work and then the players appeared to work it out on the pitch and it was a formation that let the twenty-one-year-old American free and run up and down that pitch he did, putting in crosses, sending balls to others which was the Olosunde I was hoping to see.

As I say, MacDonald came on and, in old fashioned football terms, ‘got stuck in’. When Jamie Lindsay came on I saw what Warne sees in him – he’s quick, likes to run at players and Jamie Proctor came on for Michael Smith and did his bit too.

Yes, it’s a shame we couldn’t fill the bench but how good was it to see Jake Southern-Cooper amongst the first team, he was one of the lads who impressed me in the Manchester United Trophy game.

So, as Warney always says, any player coming in is going to have to prove his worth when – if – he gets to pull on a Rotherham United shirt.

 
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