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READ | Millers keeping an eye on market, says Jackett

4 November 2016

Kenny Jackett talks to

Millers’ manager Kenny Jackett says he won’t rule out dipping into the free agent market again after the recent addition of Peter Odemwingie to the Rotherham United ranks, but will not unnecessarily add to what he deems to be a healthy-sized squad.

Jackett swooped for the services of the out-of-contract Odemwingie just three days after his appointment to the AESSEAL New York Stadium hotseat and says he could do so again should a player tick the right boxes.

“We're certainly looking at trial players but that can be some way off towards earning a contract, if that's the case,” he told

“We're open-minded in terms of trialists and if there is a player that can help us then great.

“There are a quite a high number of players already at Rotherham and we haven't been lacking in numbers, it's making sure that we've got a cohesive and effective unit because that's important.”

The Watford-born boss was keen to emphasise that he will only add to his squad with players that he feels can improve his side, but will continue to scour the market ahead of the January window.

“We won't take players for the sake of it,” Jackett explained.

“If it's a player like Odemwingie, who I am sure can bring something to us, then I have no problems bringing them in, but then after that we'll keep looking and see if they're the right person and right player to take us forward."

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