Date: 14th July 2021 at 6:49pm
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Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne says that he hopes it won’t happen but is preparing to lose two players before the season begins.

Speaking to Radio Sheffield from Hungary where the team are at a training camp, the Millers Boss is hoping to have three or four new players in by next week, one he is very close to signing and is awaiting a medical. ‘We are also pretty close to a midfielder and I’ve improved a bid on a defender and a utility player. To improve on our starting eleven is difficult and all players have to be affordable and available and the ones we are trying to get in are as close to it, for us, as I can make.’

Asked about players going out, Warney said that there was a lot of interest in both Matt Crooks and Michael Smith, and it sounds, to me, that if either of them are likely to move on it’s Crooks with Warney saying, ‘there has been a conversation between clubs but at the moment he is still our player. I can see other players, if they aren’t buying into this season or feel their careers are elsewhere we won’t stand in their way but also we won’t just open the door and let them leave but I do expect a couple of outgoings.

‘In my head if we lose two players I think we need four or five in, if we don’t lose two then we probably need three in.’

 
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3 Replies to “Three Or Four In by Next Week?”

  • There is something very wrong at RUFC. We have Crooks, a player who on occasion made it to the Championship team of the week last season and we are looking for an uplift on a bid of £750K. Yet Blackpool have turned down bids of £3m for Jerry Yates and Posh value JCH at £7m. These are players the Millers couldn’t get the best from. Yet PW continues to walk on water. It really is pathetic.

    • I don’t think we have ever got the value from selling players that we should have – and I’m going back as far as Dave Watson with that statement.

  • caz some more players we let go cheap Casper Bennet Galley lyons Maclemoyle we never seem to gett what they are worth. 3 million for jerry yates wow Ialways wanted rotherham to keep him warny never gave him a fair chance.as for trying to sell players and get new blood in its all turning into a farce c in l