Millers head queue for summer target

By David Beddows | 07/06/2017 0 comments

Millers head queue for summer target
Manager Paul Warne and assistant Richie Barker in discussion

ROTHERHAM United say they are at the top of the list of one of their transfer targets as they look to finally bring in their second new face of the summer.

Defender Michael Ihiekwe has been the only new arrival of the close-season so far while two other reported targets, Sean Maguire and Chey Dunkley, have joined Preston and Wigan respectively.

Assistant manager Richie Barker said that while he understood the frustration of supporters, work was going on behind the scenes that he expects to come to fruition.

"We have had a conversation with a player who at this precise moment says we are at the top of his list and he will be back from holiday at the weekend," he added.

Barker also told the Advertiser that defender Dom Ball would have the same opportunity as every other player to claim a first team place next year.

Dom Ball in action at Huddersfield

The 21-year-old defender spent time on loan at League One Peterborough but after a disagreement with manager Grant McCann returned to the NYS before the end of the season.

Under Football League rules the former Tottenham man was unable to play for the Millers, or be loaned out again, meaning he missed a large portion of the campaign.

But Barker reiterated the fact Ball, like every one else, will start pre-season with every opportunity to show his worth.

He said: "At the moment he will be reporting back the same as everyone else and will be given every opportunity to back in the team."

Former Millers striker Adam Le Fondre, meanwhile, has penned a two-year deal with Bolton Wanderers.

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