Wingers on Rotherham United's wanted list in last three weeks of transfer window

Paul WarnePaul Warne
Paul Warne
ROTHERHAM United are stepping up their bid to sign wingers before the close of the summer transfer window.

The Millers have opened their League One campaign with a win and a defeat playing with a 4-3-3 formation and manager Paul Warne wants to recruit two wide men to give him the flexibility to adopt other line-ups.

"I do love wingers, that is true," the boss confirmed. "I'm still chasing wingers in this window."

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Rotherham were 2-1 winners at AFC Wimbledon on opening day before slipping up 2-0 at home yesterday to Lincoln City who were without Millers old boy Lee Frecklington because of injury.

They lost four flank players after the 2018/19 season when Jon Taylor, Ryan Williams, Joe Newell and Anthony Forde rejected new deals.

The club have until Monday September 2 to add to their squad, having made nine signings since the end of last season and waving goodbye to 17 players.

"We're trying to get some wingers in," added Warne who is also attempting to land a centre-half.

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"That isn't a criticism of the 4-3-3 system. We need different ways to play. We're looking to bring a couple in."

After missing out on Curtis Tilt, Marvin Ekpiteta and an unnamed player, the Millers moved for a fourth central defender last week.

Warne said at the time that the deal could be wrapped up in 72 hours, but there has yet to be major developments.

"It has moved quite slowly," Warne said. "We still have the same target in mind."

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Rotherham are in action in the Carabao Cup first round at Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday. They travel to Burton Albion on Saturday in the league but next Tuesday's visit of Bury FC is in doubt because of off-field problems at the Shakers.