Paul Warne talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Rotherham United boss Paul Warne believes he will need around six more new faces in his summer recruitment this year, but admits that number could increase should any of his current players attract interest from elsewhere.
The Millers have already confirmed two additions that will join the club for pre-season following the announcements of Carlton Morris and Shaun MacDonald, but with a number of players heading for the departure door on the retained list at the end of last season, Warne is looking to add some fresh faces to his ranks.
“I think at the moment we probably need another six. Maybe not that strong, it obviously depends on whether any cherry-picking goes on and I need to replace,”Warne told www.themillers.co.uk.
“I've got about 15 first team players plus my young pros, so if I could get to about 20 first team pros that would be great.”
Warne also admits that he expects movement across the leagues to now pick up following the conclusion of the Nations League tournament and international qualifiers, adding that at present, the market has largely remained quiet.
“What is slowing down the market a little bit this summer is all of the international games,” he continued. I think when all of the international games are out of the way, I think the movement will start to take place.
“Apart from the odd club here and there, I don't think there is loads of movement going on. It's a little bit like the iceberg model, you can see the movement above the water, but everything going on below people can't see. I think every club is very busy trying to make things happen but I think the window will shift a little bit because the dates have changed this season.”
The Millers boss concluded by adding that the new later deadlines for League One and League Two could see clubs hanging fire until the latest possible chance in the window to recruit.
“A lot of people might leave it a little bit later because they've got the opportunity to.”