How are Rotherham’s summer signings doing so far? Hit, miss or jury’s out?

Rotherham are at the quarter-way point of the season having played 12 League One games, just about long enough to make an assessment on the 11 summer signings.

So, how have the men who Paul Warne brought in doing so far?


Marek Rodak

Joining before the August window shut, the Fulham loanee has proved himself in his last two games, particularly in delivering a clean sheet in the win against Northampton and has been blameless for any of the goals conceded.

Verdict: Hit

Josh Emmanuel

An accomplished pre-season gave plenty of hope that the Ipswich loanee could be a star, but he did not quite live up to that hype when the real action got under way. Poor form and a toe injury saw him lose his shirt, which he has been unable to win back.

Verdict: Miss

Shaun Cummings

Brought to the club as a free agent to offer competition to Emmanuel at right-back once the season had begun, Cummings has overcome injury issues and featured four times in League One, with three of them producing 1-0 wins.

Verdict: Hit

Michael Ihikewe

The only ever-present in the league this season, Ihiekwe has been a really good addition. Quick on the ground, comfortable on the ball and gets in the right positions, the centre-half has been solid overall.

Verdict: Hit

Emmanuel Onariase

Arrived at the club on transfer deadline and immediately marked as one for the future. His only first-team outing so far has been in the Checkatrade Trophy against Chesterfield.

Verdict: Jury’s out


Darren Potter

Signed as Richie Smallwood’s replacement and the biggest compliment that can be paid to Potter is that Smallwood has not been missed. So comfortable and classy on the ball, the former MK Dons man is a contender for the best signing.

Verdict: Hit

Richie Towell

A deadline day arrival that happened late in the night, Towell has given the Millers an extra dimension going forward. He has already found the net and gets in dangerous positions in support of Kieffer Moore.

Verdict: Hit

Ryan Williams

Came from Barnsley with the reputation of being injury prone, but on the evidence of his first few months at the club there aren’t many people fitter. Williams puts an extraordinary amount of work in down the right and looks a threat when he gets the ball.

Verdict: Hit

Jame Proctor

After a stunning pre-season, Proctor was a key man in the first few games before disaster struck in the final outing in August as he suffered a cruciate ligament injury. He is unlikely to be seen again this season.

Verdict: No ruling.

David Ball

His capture from Fleetwood on a free transfer was heralded as a marquee signing, but Ball’s Rotherham career has yet to take off. Dropped after a poor debut at his former club, the striker has been unable to win his place back due to the form of others and injury and illness.

Verdict: Miss

Keiffer Moore

Nine goals in 12 league games, including a hat-trick, Moore has been one of the best signings in the country, never mind at Rotherham. He’s a continuous threat and is the focal point of the attack. So well has his loan spell gone so far that in truth the Millers will do well to keep him beyond January.

Verdict: Hit



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