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Alan Stubbs stepping up recruitment drive

21 June 2016

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Rotherham United manager Alan Stubbs has confirmed he his shortening his list of targets as he looks to make his move in the transfer market.

Stubbs has indentified a number of potential recruits as he looks to accelerate his close season recruitment drive on the eve of the release of next season’s Sky Bet Championship fixtures.

The Millers boss admitted that he is looking right across the market as he bids to mould together a squad for one of the most exciting seasons in recent memory.

Stubbs has revealed that he has had over 100 players brought to his attention as he starts to close in on some of his top transfer targets.

“Even in this short space of time there has been potentially over 100 players that have been made known to us,” Stubbs told

“We have made contact with a number of clubs now in terms of loan signings and permanent signings. It is a like a cat and mouse game now where we are waiting to see if there is anything in the enquiries that we have made to take the deals forward, or we move onto our other targets that have been indentified. 

“It can be a lengthy process. We are going through lots of players, ticking them off and narrowing the names down.”

The former Bolton and Everton defender has confirmed that he is in the market for permanent and loan recruits, as he looks to make his first signing in the Millers hot-seat.

With pre-season training pencilled to start on June 30th, Stubbs is now stepping up his transfer plans after casting his eye over a number of potential targets.

Stubbs confirmed that he has registered interest not only with players who are currently free agents, but he is also exploring the loan market and lining up potential bids on players at other clubs.

“There will be permanent signings, loan signings and players who are currently free agents,” Stubbs affirmed.

“We are looking right across the board, it won’t just been loans and free agents coming into the club, we are potentially looking at one or two players at clubs too”

The fixtures for the 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship will be announced from 9am tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.

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