Paul Warne reckons his current midfield options are too strong to warrant handing Liam Trotter a deal.
The 28-year-old has been part of the first week of Rotherham’s pre-season training following his release by Bolton and had hoped to earn a deal at New York.
But with Lee Frecklington, Will Vaulks and Darren Potter at his disposal, Warne does not see a place for Trotter in his midfield and he is no longer training with the club.
“There’s nothing happening with Liam,” Warne said. “I had him in to look at him. In fairness, it’s difficult.
“Our central midfielders, Vaulks, Frecks and Potter – and Joe Newell can also play in that role – are three of my better players really.
“It’s difficult to get in front of them and I didn’t see Liam getting in in front of them.
“If I was to sign another midfielder, I would probably want something different to what I’ve got. He did well.
“He’s trained really well. He’s in good shape. He’s a good man.
“But I didn’t see him being better than what we had and I’m not going to add players just for the sake of it. I wished him all the best and he isn’t training with us now.”
Former right-back Frazer Richardson, who was released by the Millers last summer, has been training with the club, though will not join them on their tour of Austria, which begins on Sunday.