Rotherham United haven't finished recruiting yet, says manager Matt Taylor

The boss is now turning to the free-agent market.
Marquee signing Sam Nombe. Picture: Jim BrailsfordMarquee signing Sam Nombe. Picture: Jim Brailsford
Marquee signing Sam Nombe. Picture: Jim Brailsford

ROTHERHAM United are planning to continue their recruitment next week despite the close of the summer transfer window.

The deadline passed last Friday night, with the Millers having twice broken their transfer record on their way to making 13 new signings.

They now want to bring in up to two players who are without clubs as they seek to further bolster their Championship squad.

"We're going to target a couple of free agents," manager Matt Taylor told the Advertiser after yesterday's first win of the season, at home to previously-unbeaten Norwich City, had left his side in 20th spot going into the international break.

The boss revealed where he thinks Rotherham are in need of extra numbers.

"We want to keep improving the central position in the defence and we want another attacking-type midfield player who can play off either side," he said.

"I'm so comfortable with many areas of the squad right now but I still think we can get stronger. I want more options. I definitely still want at least one more arrival in the next week or so."

Unattached players can be signed at any stage of the season and the next few days would be an ideal time to land them.

It would give them the chance to train and settle in before the second-tier programme kicks off again on September 16 when the Millers make the short trip to West Yorkshire to take on Huddersfield Town.

The 13 deals include the one-year contracts for the four members of last season's survival squad who had become free agents.

Heading the list of newcomers so far are striker Sam Nombe, signed for a fee in excess of £1 million, £400,000-plus midfielder Christ Tiehi and free-agent playmaker Cafu.