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READ | Stubbs predicts ins and outs before close of window

26 August 2016

Rotherham United manager Alan Stubbs says he is hoping to see movement in and out of his squad ahead of Wednesday night’s transfer deadline.

The Millers boss admits that he has his sights firmly set on bolstering the ranks before the closure of the summer window at 11pm on 31st August, while suggesting players could make way to accommodate any potential new recruits.

“We will bring in a couple, maybe more, before next Wednesday’s deadline,” Stubbs told,

“Next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday will be busy for every club. There will be some trying to get people out, there will be some desperately trying to get people in and there will be people working around the clock trying to make deals happen.

“There will be some that will fall through last minute and some that you never thought would happen that you can get over the line and that’s how crazy it can be next week and I’m sure we won’t be any different.”

“I have spoken to one or two about their situations here and the amount of playing time that they won’t be getting. I’ve just been as honest as I possibly can with them so there could be some movement on one or two potentially going out and if that’s the case we know we’ll have to replace them.”

Stubbs continued to add that the deadline has arrived sooner than would be ideal but he will breathe a sigh of relief when the deadline passes next Wednesday.

“I think even though I would have liked another week or two, eventually all managers are glad when the window closes so they know what they’ve got and they can work with it for six months,” he explained.

“As soon as the window closes, the recruitment starts straight away again and it is a bit of a vicious circle that never really stops."

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