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READ | Warney identifies Transfer Deadline Day targets

31 January 2017

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Rotherham United interim boss Paul Warne says his aim is still to have completed more business before the January transfer window slams shut tonight.

The Millers’ caretaker has already bolstered the ranks at AESSEAL New York Stadium with four additions in Richard O’Donnell, Alex Bray, Semi Ajayi and Ben Purrington but is hopeful there will be more activity with the club set to travel to face Nottingham Forest in the Championship tonight.

“I'm hopeful one more will go through tomorrow, at least one, probably two,” Warne explained when speaking to on Monday.

“Things I haven't changed and I've always said that we'd get at least two or three permanents and I still believe that and two or three loans.

“I'm really pleased with what's happening behind the scenes but I'm also aware of the fact that until they sign on the dotted line, anything can happen, so we've got to try and keep it a little bit on the down low.”

When quizzed about which areas of his Rotherham United side he would like to see strengthened before the close of the window, Warne explained there were a couple of positions that he had in mind but is confident that should he land his identified targets, he will have a happy fan base come midnight tonight.

“If I can get the lads in that I want, I think the fans will really like them,” he continued.

“They're young athletic players who will be at the club for a few years and really help us build the club back up again to the greatness it should be.

“I'd like another striker, ideally of a target man role but also someone who is athletic and I've got someone definitely in mind. Whether that happens I hold my bated breath.

“At the moment I think we've only got three wingers, so I would like another winger if possible. Again, my wingers have been performing really well, so they'd be coming in and competing.

“I think my midfield is pretty strong and my centre of the pitch is really good. I think Vaulks, Adeyemi and Smallwood have been excellent and I've got Newell and Frecks as well so I'm really happy with that part of the pitch.

“I could probably do with a centre half. So a centre half, an attacker and maybe a wide man.”

Warne finished by admitting that whilst the irons are still burning hot in the fire, he is fully understanding that he may not land all of his targets, whilst referencing this year’s gift which eluded him in December.

“As like when I do a Christmas list, you don't get everything on that,” he admitted.

“I didn't get my remote control car again, so that is in the ideal world. We have got active targets on all of them and we look pretty good."

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