Millers eye up Tubbs

ROTHERHAM United are set to make a transfer deadline day swoop for Bournemouth striker Matt Tubbs.

Manager Steve Evans is making another effort to bring the prolific striker to the New York Stadium having failed to land him earlier in the summer.

The south club club turned down a "significant" six-figure bid which would have smashed the Millers' transfer record, insisting he wasn't for sale.

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They maintained that stance this week and now Evans is trying to bring the player in on a temporary basis as the clock ticks down to tonight's 11pm transfer deadline.

Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell this week confirmed there had been another approach but insisted "at this moment in time Matt Tubbs is with us and is wanted by us."

The Millers chief enjoyed a successful spell with Tubbs during his time at Crawley, who netted 58 goals in 78 appearances, before the Cherries snapped him up for a club record £800,000 in January.

The move reunited him with the club where he started as a boy but he has failed to repeat the success he enjoyed at Crawley, due partly to injury. He has not been an automatic choice and now faces added competition for a place in the team, not least from Lewis Grabban, who joined from the Millers during the close season.

It is understand Rotherham are the only League Two club Tubbs would consider joining.

Rotherham take on Bradford City at the New York Stadium tomorrow.