Five strikers Rotherham have been linked with this summer

With just two strikers on their books, new Rotherham boss Alan Stubbs is desperate to add firepower to his ranks and a host of players have been linked with the club this summer.

As yet, Stubbs has been unable to get any deals over the line, with the arrival of Walsall winger Anthony Forde the only signing so far.

Here’s a look at some of the names linked with Rotherham so far this summer and the likelihood of signing them.

Anthony Stokes

Anthony Stokes was the first name to be linked with the Millers and it was no surprise given the Celtic striker’s performances at Hibs last season under the stewardship of Stubbs. When he was released by the Scottish champions and Hibs said they were unable to afford him, there seemed genuine hope that he might come to the New York Stadium.

Stubbs admitted the interest and preliminary talks between the two parties were held, but unfortunately the Millers could not match the spending power of other interested clubs, with the 27-year-old choosing a far heftier wage packet at Blackburn.

Chances of signing him: Zero! He’s already signed for someone else!

Tom Bradshaw

Rotherham’s pursuit of the Walsall striker is fast becoming a saga of Stevie May proportions. The Millers have long been linked with the 23-year-old and are reportedly in a bidding war with Barnsley, with both clubs having an initial bid rejected.

The Saddlers, who have already lost three key players, are holding out for a figure close to £1million and may well be prepared to let this one drag on until the season starts in order to get the most amount of money.

Chances of signing him: Both Barnsley and Rotherham are thought to be lining up second bids, so it could come down to who has the most spending power.

Lee Gregory

Once the pantomime villain after his “bottle it ” comments in Rotherham’s battle with Millwall to avoid the drop in 2015, Gregory made it back on to the Millers’ radar after doing what Steve Evans told him to do in his barbed taunt: Enjoy League One son.

The Sheffielder, who is thought to be keen on a return to his Yorkshire roots, scored 27 goals last season as the Lions missed out on promotion.

Rotherham were keen to smash their transfer record on him, but when a £1million bid was rejected, they walked away.

Chances of signing him. Negligible with the Millers refusing to go back for a second offer.

Jason Cummings

Stubbs was quick to say that he would not go back to Hibs to raid their best players when he joined but that has not stopped their prized asset being linked to Rotherham.

The 20-year-old bagged 25 goals for the Edinburgh club last season and nobody knows him better than Stubbs.

New Hibs boss Neil Lennon is confident that his man will sign a new contract, but there are rumours that the Millers have made initial contact.

Chances of signing him: It looks unlikely with Lennon so optimistic that a new deal has been agreed and it would require Stubbs to go back on his word.

Matty Taylor

Another lower league striker interesting the Millers, talks are thought to have taken place with the Bristol Rovers striker.

Taylor, who is out of contract, plundered 28 goals last season as Rovers powered their way to a second successive promotion and into League One.

Rovers boss Darrell Clarke says he expects to lose Taylor and he is training on his own. As ever, the Millers aren’t without competition as Wigan are also thought to be in for him.

Chances of getting him: The Millers don’t have a great record of beating off other teams to players, so they will need the draw of Stubbs – and a hefty financial package – to get their man.



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