Date: 16th May 2016 at 7:31am
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Rotherham United will be bringing in some new players during the summer, I don’t think there will be any doubt about that, and we’ve been speculating for a couple of weeks now who we will be fetching in.

But maybe we should be asking ourselves ‘who don’t we want’.

I’ve seen an article this week suggesting we bring in Swindon Town’s Jon Obika, Paddy Madden of Scunthorpe and/or Walsall’s Tom Bradshaw – all League One strikers.

Well apart from the fact that Walsall themselves might end up in the Championship (though doubtful after going into the second leg of the play-offs already three-nil down against Barnsley) I am wondering if we should be looking at League One players especially one’s who haven’t helped their teams to promotion.

I also saw on social media that we could get in players from Bolton, MK Dons and Charlton. Well again what exactly did any of their players do to help them stay in the Championship? Obviously not enough.

Rather than bring in this calibre of player wouldn’t it be better to start looking at the fringe players of teams who finished above us or in perhaps young players from the Premier League?

We really do need to finish higher up in the Championship than we have done for the last two seasons and start to get a strong foothold in the league. And, to me anyway, that doesn’t mean fetching just any player in but a player who has played and done well in at least the Championship while making sure he fits in with the rest of the team.

It might mean that we have to spend a bit more money on incoming players than we have in the past – but let’s hope that means we’ve got it right from day one and not having to go looking for players midway through the season to help us avoid finishing in the bottom three.

These are just my ponderings – but what do you think?



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