Date: 14th January 2021 at 2:05pm
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Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne isn’t expecting any transfer news until towards the end of the window.

Speaking to Radio Sheffield the Millers Boss said, ‘There isn’t anything imminent. Players will leave but there won’t be players in for the foreseeable future. Really, we just want to get through this month and the players who are at the front of our minds going forward with this club just need to keep performing at the level. We have players whose contracts are up in the summer who will naturally erode away and there are players who we’d like to tie down although some of these players might want to go to a different club.’

To be fair there hasn’t really been that much movement throughout the leagues regarding players being transferred around, whether on loan or permanent, and that, of course, could be because of the fact that, due to the Covid pandemic, football could be cancelled as it was last season although the Gaffer did say that wasn’t playing on his mind. He thought it was more to do with money (isn’t everything?) and he explained that with League One and Two clubs struggling you aren’t going to get the same return on loaning a player as you have in the past. Also, of course, more players in the leagues below the Premier League is that clubs are using more players themselves with the nine substitutes rule on the bench – if you are lucky enough to have enough players to fill those nine places.

‘My ‘phone has been the quietest it’s been,’ Warney said, ‘though I’m not saying it won’t speed up.’

 
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