Rotherham United boss Paul Warne waiting on green light to open talks transfer talks with midfielder

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne waiting on green light to open talks transfer talks with midfielder

By Paul Davis | 31/01/2021

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne waiting on green light to open talks transfer talks with midfielder
Paul Warne

ROTHERHAM United boss Paul Warne was today hoping for the go-ahead to talk with a target as he bids to strengthen his squad before tomorrow's close of the transfer window.

The Millers manager is looking to bring in an attacking midfielder and was in contact with the player's manager after yesterday's home match with Swansea City.

The Advertiser understands that the deal hinges on the midfielder's Championship club lining up a signing of their own first.

Warne needs to add to his numbers after several January departures and is optimistic the move will happen.

He had only eight men on the bench against the Swans and two of those were goalkeepers.

"We definitely need some help in the middle of the park," the boss said. " The chairman is there to support that and I have just got to get the club to release their player.

"I've asked the manager for permission to speak to the lad. Hopefully I'll FaceTime him and get him to come."

Warne would like to make two additions before tomorrow's 11pm deadline but accepts that might not be possible with the budget he has at his disposal.

"I would like two but I would also like my hair to grow back," he said. "One is realistic, two is the dream."

Meanwhile, midfield man Jamie Lindsay is being monitored after picking up knocks against the Swans but is expected to be fit for Tuesday's Championship game at AESSEAL New York Stadium against Derby County

"Jamie Lindsay took a couple of cracks but he is tough," Warne said. "He is like a baby Woody (Richard Wood)."

Wood was substituted early in the second half on Saturday to make sure he was available for the Rams showdown.

"He was on a booking and got involved in an accidental professional foul so I had to take him off because it could have been carnage," Warne said. "I can't even fill the bench so I can't afford to lose him."

The boss reserved praise for young midfielder Ben Wiles who he thought was his team's standout performer in the 3-1 loss to the Swans.

"I thought our play was epitomised by Wilesy," he said. "He might make the odd mistake - all our players do - but his work ethic is commendable."


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