Rotherham United said farewell to another of their double-promotion heroes as manager Steve Evans focused on next Tuesday’s crucial Championship clash with Bolton Wanderers.
Two weeks after the departure of striker Alex Revell, Joe Skarz left by mutual consent yesterday after making 77 apperances for the Millers.
Evans, who is keen to trim the size of his squad, said: “I’m pleased with my team. They can’t give us any more, but we know we need to start getting some points.”
His side sit one place above the drop zone in the Championship, and he added: “There are seven or eight teams where we are all fighting for points so there’s a lot to be gained.”
Skarz had been out of favour since November, when Evans brought in loan left-back Reece James, and another left-sized defender, Zeki Fryers, has since joined the club.
The 25-year-old left-back who played in the League Two and League One promotion campaigns used his Twitter page to say: “It’s been a good few years.”
A club statement said: “Everyone at Rotherham United would like to wish Joe the very best for the future and he will always be welcome back at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.”
Rotherham centre-half Richard Wood is on Aberdeen’s list of potential targets after the Scottish club lost two defenders through injury.
The Milers are without a match today, and defender Frazer Richardson believes the break could work in the club’s favour after bringing in five new players.
Rotherham will have gone 10 days without a game by the time they play Bolton at New York Stadium on Tuesday.
The right-back, 32, said: “We have a lot of training time where we can knuckle down and try ato get the fitness of the whole squad up to the level that it needs to be.
“The little break has come at a good time. It’s given us chance to try to gel together and work on certain aspects in training.”