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Stubbs speaking to targets

8 June 2016

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New Rotherham United manager Alan Stubbs is speaking to potential transfer targets as he looks to make his first signing as Millers boss.

After having just over a week to assess his current squad, the former Hibernian manager is now looking at bolstering his ranks ahead of the big kick off on August 6th.

With a return to pre-season training pencilled in for the 30th June, Stubbs is confident of adding some new faces ahead of meeting the players for the first time.

Whilst the June period is a notoriously quiet time in the transfer market, Stubbs confirmed that he is speaking to targets ahead of what is set to be a busy recruitment drive.

“We have got one or two targets that we are speaking to, and we have also spoken to another club about a player, we will just have to wait and see how that materialises,” he told

“Everything seems quite quiet at the moment, but I am actively on the phone to agents probably for at least three hours a day which is a good thing. 

“Behind the scenes we are very active, more so with showing our intentions, but there is still a lot of work to be done. This is a quiet period but I am sure as we get back to pre-season at the end of this month things will start to really get busy.”

With 11 players leaving the AESSEAL New York Stadium at the end of the 2015/16 season, the club opened talks with five others prior to Stubbs’ appointment.

Leon Best has since departed, but the 44-year-old earlier confirmed that talks are continuing with other out of contract players with a resolution expected shortly.

The Millers are also set to confirm more dates for pre-season friendlies following the announcement last week that Stubbs will face former club Sunderland on Saturday 23rd July at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

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