Rotherham United wait for answers in slow transfer market

ROTHERHAM United are asking for patience as they look to seal deals for fresh faces ahead of the new league campaign.

Only two pieces of transfer business have been done so far, with Norwich City striker Carlton Morris arriving on a season-long loan and experienced midfielder Shaun MacDonald on a two-year deal from Wigan Athletic.

And while the Millers admit they'd like to have brought more bodies in, the market is quiet generally.

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“At the moment there isn't a lot happening,” coach Matt Hamshaw told the Advertiser.

“Agents are putting figures on players that clubs aren't willing to pay.

“At the end of the day, footballers, like anybody, will try to get the best deal possible and they won't rush into something just in case something else potentially comes up.

“It has been quiet, quieter than we really wanted, if I'm honest. But everybody is in the same situation. 

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“I know the fans are waiting for news to break but everything is boiling in the pot and it could be that one day the lid flies off and we sign four players at once."

Close-season signing Shaun MacDonald with manager Paul Warne. Picture by Jim Brailsford.

The first-team squad report back next Thursday, allowing more than a week before the first summer friendly against Parkgate. on Saturday July 6, followed by an overseas training camp in Germany.

“I think it will help next week when players return for pre-season training," added Hamshaw. "Power comes back to the club and agents realise they can't overprice. They're just trying to get the best deal for the player at the minute."

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The Millers are expected to soom lose midfielder Will Vaulks to Cardiff City but have lodged bids for a clutch of players and met with Premier League clubs over loans.

There's more on that, including the thoughts of chairman Tony Stewart, in today's Advertiser.