ROTHERHAM United boss Paul Warne would like to keep in-form striker Kieffer Moore beyond his current year-long loan spell.
The 25-year-old joined the Millers from Championship club Ipswich Town in the summer and has found the net four times in his last two outings, including a hat-trick in the 5-0 demolition of Southend.
His exploits in front of goal are likely to have gained the 6ft 5in front-man admirers at other clubs but Warne is hoping to tempt him into a permanent move to South Yorkshire.
He said: “He is someone I would like to have longer at the club going forward, there’s no surprises there.
“I think the fans really appreciate what he does and how hard he works for someone so big. He looks after himself amazingly well so he is right up my street.
“If I could put a bid in that would attract him in a few weeks time then I would. I know we are the only ones who could buy him before January because of the rules.
“If Kieffer keeps scoring and playing the way he does then he'll get attention but I'd like to think he wants to be here and we could put something together that would attract him.
“If the player wants to stay and everything was right then I would like to keep him. I don't have to do it this window, so that is not an immediate rush.”
Warne is hopeful of landing a new centre back before Saturday’s league clash against Charlton and hopes to add another body over the weekend.
He added: “One is imminent, hopefully by the weekend. I should get another over the course of the weekend.”
Warne, who rebuffed an enquiry from an unnamed club for one of his players this week, is expected to make changes for tomorrow’s Carabao Cup clash at Premier League side Huddersfield.
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