Rotherham United boss Paul Warne on the Cole Stockton link, plus updates on Will Grigg, Kieran Sadlier and Curtis Tilt

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BOSS Paul Warne has rubbished claims that Rotherham United are leading the chase to sign Morecambe hot-shot Cole Stockton.

In a story they badged 'exclusive', the website stated there was "building optimism" in the Millers camp that they would land the 18-goal League One striker in this month's transfer window.

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However, when asked about the speculation after yesterday's Rotherham clash at Fleetwood Town, Warne said: "There's absolutely no truth in it. 

"I like him but then I like loads of strikers. It doesn't mean I'm going to get them.

"I might even text the Morecambe manager (Stephen Robinson) - I like Robbo - on the way home to tell him there is 100 per cent no truth in it."

One frontman who the Millers boss is set to be working with for the rest of this season is loanee Will Grigg.

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There had been fears that Sunderland would recall the 30-year-old but yesterday's 5pm deadline came and went without Warne being contacted by his parent club.

"I don't expect to go back in and find an email from Sunderland waiting for me," said Warne as he gave a post-match press conference at 5.15pm.

Attacker Kieran Sadlier missed the trip to Fleetwood after suffering a training-ground knock the day before the fixture.

"Sads had picked up a dead leg agaist QPR (January 8) but he trained really well all week," Warne said.

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"On Friday he got cracked his thigh in training and was too sore to carry on. We've got a full squad so there was no need to risk him. We'll see how he is for Tuesday (Lincoln City at home).

Curtis Tilt is back at AESSEAL New York Stadium after Rotherham recalled the centre-half from his loan at Wigan Athletic but there is still a chance the clubs will come to a six-figure agreement that sees him return to the Latics permanently.

The Millers have so far rejected Wigan bids for the player who joined the Millers from Blackpool in a £100,000 move two years ago.