Rotherham United: Millers eye more arrivals

Ryan Hall
Ryan Hall

Rotherham United are believed to closing in on more new signings.

Talks with players are understood to have taken place this week.

There have been reports linking winger Ryan Hall and centre-half Richard Wood with the Millers, but these haven’t been confirmed by the club.

Chairman Tony Stewart told the Star he thought there could be activity this week.

“There are bids in for more players,” he said.

Hall, aged 26, once of Leeds United, finished last season at MK Dons and impressed in the 2-2 draw at New York Stadium, which was the last home game of the regular season.

He had a spell on loan at Sheffield United earlier in the campaign before being released by Leeds over a disciplinary matter.

Wood, 29 next month, is now at Charlton Athletic, having started out at Sheffield Wednesday where he made more than 170 appearances.

Rotherham need cover at centre-half after releasing Claude Davis and have already said they are interested in Wood’s former Owls teammate, Mark Beevers, now with Millwall.

Meanwhile, coach Paul Warne has become to the latest figure to tip the Millers to adapt to life in the Championship.

Warne was part of the Millers teams in 2000 and 2001 to secure back-to-back promotions before Steve Evans’ men achieved the same feat by winning the League One Play-off Final at Wembley in May.

“This team have the same unrelenting team ethic that we had, but they’re prettier on the eye,” he said.

“They have the same determination and they’re a close group.

“They have quality, but then all teams have to have quality if they’re to win promotion.

“Some of the players now have experience of being at big clubs before and know what it’s about.

“We were nearly all misfits from the lower leagues.”