Steve Evans talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Rotherham United manager Steve Evans has confirmed he expects another new signing to be completed shortly.
Evans, who is currently on short break before the start of pre-season training, also revealed he expects to formalise more deals on his return early next week.
With Joe Skarz, Richard Brindley and Adam Collin already putting pen-to-paper for next season, Evans continued to fine tune his squad for next season after confirming the departure of Nicky Hunt yesterday.
''Our recruitment for players has gone exactly as I thought it would,” Evans told www.themillers.co.uk
“We will announce a significant signing shortly and it would be fair to say others will follow on or around my return to work. This is not a football club that will formally announce any new arrival until everything is fully in place.
“We have three players that need to find new clubs if they want to play football. My squad will be strengthened in every area versus last season but particularly in wide areas and in the striker department. In fairness to the three lads we have placed on the transfer list there has been good interest in each of them and I would think there respective agents are talking to those clubs now. What they decide to do is up to them but let me say now it will have no bearing at all on what players we bring to the Millers.”
Evans also confirmed that he is still showing an interest in an Icelandic international, after flying out to watch him, and Kari Arnason, in a recent international fixture.
“My squad will most likely take a further few weeks to be completed,” added Evans.
“After today I am hopeful another two or three further players will have joined us for when the lads report next Wednesday, and there is a couple that I want that may take a week or so longer. There is certainly an Icelandic International colleague of Kari Arnason's who has my attention and talks around that player continue with his agent.
''Our plans for pre-season are finalised and have like last year been done in fine detail. Paul Raynor and myself have led teams to promotion in each of the last three seasons and without the greatest planning detail that would not have been possible. Every obstacle possible has been put in our way during that time and we have dealt with them with the contempt they deserved.
''The season is getting close now, it really is a great time to be a Miller and we are very fortunate in that our ship is captained by a great man in Chairman Tony Stewart. We have been given a very tough start to the season but did anyone think it would be any different, I certainly did not.''