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Stubbs happy to bide his time in recruitment drive

10 June 2016

Alan Stubbs talks to

Rotherham United manager Alan Stubbs says he is happy to bide his time in his recruitment as he sets his sights on strengthening on his squad ahead of the 2016/17 season.

The newly-appointed Millers boss admits he will be prepared to wait for the right man in the summer transfer market and believes the abolishing of the Emergency Loan window will mean the club will have to be calculated in their approach to signings ahead of the new season.

“I think that’s why it’s important not to rush in early on because none of the clubs in terms of the loans will be deciding that now as we speak,” Stubbs told

“We’re probably looking at that picture becoming clearer over the next six or seven weeks, rather than the next one or two.

“That’s why we need to be careful about rushing into getting players now, when potentially there could be a better option further down the line.”

Stubbs has been in the AESSEAL New York Stadium hotseat for little over a week now and concedes that he understands the magnitude of the task that lies ahead but is looking forward to the challenge of the 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship campaign.

“It’s been busy and it hasn’t surprised me because we’ve obviously got a lot of work to do, but for me it’s exciting and I’m really looking forward to seeing the players on the first day when they are back in on the 30th,” he continued.

“Maybe by then we might have a few new faces joining them on the first day but we’ve said all along that we want to bring quality and not necessarily quantity to the club and if that means us waiting a little bit longer to get the right man then we’re prepared to do that."

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