Paul Warne eyes two January arrivals for Rotherham United

By Paul Davis | 06/11/2018

Paul Warne eyes two January arrivals for Rotherham United
Paul Warne

Rotherham United have identified two main targets as they draw up their recruitment plans for the New Year.

The opening of the January window is still two months away but boss Paul Warne and his management team are already preparing to do business.

They are out every week watching games and have compiled a list of potential signings.

"We're not down the road of meeting players yet," said the manager. "We haven't chatted with anyone so far.

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"We have names to cover all positions. There are a couple I'd particularly like to bring in to strengthen the team."

Warne should have an extra option available to him well before January. Centre-half Raggett is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a serious ankle injury and is back training on the grass for the first time since surgery in early September.

Rather than significantly increase their squad size during the window, the Millers will allow players to leave to make room for new arrivals.

"There's a lot of jiggery-pokery going on really," Warne said. "Getting a couple in would mean we would have to get a couple out."

Loan players like goalkeeper Marek Rodak, defender Zak Vyner and midfielders Richie Towell and Ryan Manning have made an impact and Warne is aware that their parent clubs could decide on recalls.

"We're trying to cover for the fact that if our loan players do well for us they might go back and that would create a bit of a problem for us," the manager said.

"My staff and I are at matches all the time and it's also the job of the head of recruitment (Jamie Johnson) to put people in front of us who we like. He's on with that."

The full version of this article appeared in last Friday's Advertiser

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