Rotherham United manager Steve Evans has insisted he will be vying for quality over quantity in his summer recruitment drive as the Millers begin preparations for their second term in the Sky Bet Championship.
Boss Evans is faced with bringing in a number of new faces in the close season to replenish his squad and is adamant that any incomings will have to possess the necessary talent and work rate to match his recruitment criteria:
“It’s not an extensive list because it has to be about adding some talented boys to what is already a talented group,” he claimed.
“More importantly they’ll have to have the same heart and desire that the group has had this season.
“We’ve gathered all of our information from the Head of Recruitment and the scouting pool as well as taking opinions from Raynes and Warney and everyone here and we’ve got a list of players that we’d like to bring here.”
Following the departures of out of contract players including Rob Milsom, Richard Brindley and Mark Bradley in addition to a number of loanees returning to their parent clubs, the Millers boss has been left with a core group of players that he will be looking to add to over the close season at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
“I think in real terms we’ve got 12 players but we don’t want a huge squad.
“I can’t put a fine number on it because if we only sign five or six it just means that we’re tasked with making sure we’ve got enough quality in this camp to make sure that come the first game in August we give ourselves a chance to be in that mid to top half on the Championship."