Door opens for stopper Jamie

THE way is open for Jamie Annerson to become Rotherham United's number one after Andy Warrington was told he is no longer the first choice goalkeeper.

Manager Andy Scott believes it is time for a change between the sticks, giving understudy Annerson the chance to make the shirt his own but possibly in competition with a new goalkeeper.

Warrington (34) has been a prominent and popular member of the team over the last four years.

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Injury gave Annerson the chance to step in towards the end of last season and the former Sheffield United youth took the chance well, with Warrington remaining on the bench after his return from injury.

The veteran has a year left on his contract and it looks sets to be his last.

Scott said: "I have told Andy that I don't see him as my no. 1.

"Whether that is Jamie or someone else, we will see because I am looking to bring in another keeper.

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"Andy says he wants to stay and fight for his place and that's fine but I thought it was better to tell him now than leave it until pre-season and him be surprised.

"Jamie has done well for us. He has an opportunity and if another goalkeeper arrives then it will put Andy further down the pecking order."