Paul Warne confirms Monday arrivals in a big Rotherham United recruitment week, plus what's happening with the trialists

Paul Warne confirms Monday arrivals in a big Rotherham United recruitment week, plus what's happening with the trialists

By Paul Davis | 31/07/2021

Paul Warne confirms Monday arrivals in a big Rotherham United recruitment week, plus what's happening with the trialists
Hakeem Odoffin

TWO new signings are joining Rotherham United on Monday and two more are expected to follow before next Saturday's League One opening day.

Speaking after the Millers had wrapped up their pre-season programme last night with a 1-0 home loss to Middlesbrough, manager Paul Warne said a big recruitment week is coming up.

"Two are definitely coming in the building on Monday and I'm hoping another two probably on Tuesday," he said.

The Monday arrivals will be midfielder Hakeem Odoffin from Hamilton Academical and a young left-back, both of whom will undergo medicals that day.

The Tuesday date for the other two isn't set in stone but Warne is confident they will come in in time for the home showdown with Plymouth Argyle on August 7.

"I reckon we should have at least four new faces in next week which will be great for competition for places," he said. "I virtually know my starting 11 already. If the new boys can come in and compete with them, then great."

Signings three and four are expected to be a right-back and a midfielder and all four players are costing fees.

The Millers have left their recruitment late this pre-season and still plan to add a centre-half and a striker to their squad.

Meanwhile, two trialists featured against Boro and Warne was watching a re-run of the match today before deciding on his next course of action.

Fulham right-back Marlon Fossey played the full game as a right wing-back while Huddersfield Town midfielder Matt Daly came on for the second half.

Daly impressed the most of the two, showing quick feet, an eye for a pass and a desire to play the ball forward.

"Marlon did okay," Warne said. "In fairness to him, he was right-back who we asked to play as a right wing-back. He didn't do much wrong, he won his headers. 

"I could with another game or two to watch Matt. I thought he had some really good touches. He performed admirably.

"I don't know if they're staying. I'm going to watch the game back then I'll contact their agents, speak to them and see what I want to do."


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