What is Rotherham’s retained list likely to look like this week?

Rotherham are preparing to announce their retained list this week with boss Paul Warne beginning the process of talking to his out-of-contract players.

Here’s a look at the players who are on the chopping block and whether they might be offered fresh terms or not.

Lee Camp

Camp’s Rotherham career has been all-but over since November as his knee injury kept him out for the rest of the campaign. Having signed Richard O’Donnell in January and being one of the biggest earners, the Millers appear destined to lose Camp, who will surely find a Championship club – probably Cardiff – next season.

Will he stay or go? Go

Joel Ekstrand

The Swedish defender joined on a short-term deal in January and was unable to build on his solitary appearance having gone under the knife on a knee injury. He has not been around the club for some time.

Will he stay or go? Go

Stephen Kelly

The former Republic of Ireland international, now 33, was a key performer in last season’s great escape but has struggled to recreate that form this season and has often been found wanting in a leaky defence.

Will he stay or go? Go


Joe Mattock

The left-back has been a consistent presence throughout his two years at the Millers and he is reliable and solid. He might attract interest from lower-end Championship clubs but he is a safe bet and wants to stay.

Will he stay or go? Stay

Richie Smallwood

Inexplicably sent out on loan by boss Alan Stubbs in August, Smallwood, the club’s second longest-serving player, returned in January and improved the Millers side with his battling qualities. He has re-established himself in the last few weeks and already knows what League One is all about.

Will he stay or go? Stay

Tom Thorpe

Ten appearances and two loan spells in two seasons at Rotherham tells you everything you need to know about Thorpe’s time at the club. He was an expensive mistake by Steve Evans and, having been a mainstay of Bolton’s promotion-chasing side this season, could end up with a deal there.

Will he stay or go? Go

Kelvin Wilson

This head-scratching deal saw Wilson arrive on the eve of the new season and some calamitous early displays have restricted his chances. Not even being on the bench in recent weeks, despite a late-season defensive injury crisis, is a solid sign of where the centre-half’s fate lies.

Will he stay or go? Go


Richard Wood

An experienced defender, who knows his limitations, Wood has captained the side this season and let no one down. Whether the club can afford to carry two 30-something centre-halves, the other being Kirk Broadfoot, is for Warne to decide.

Will he stay or go? Go

Jonson Clarke-Harris

A club-record buy in 2014, Clarke-Harris has never really produced on a consistent basis and spent most of the season in the treatment room due to a serious knee injury. He made a comeback in the latter part of the campaign and put in some promising displays in a bid to win a new contract in League One, which might be his level. Will still have to convince Warne he has the right attitude, though.

Will he stay or go? Stay

Chris Dawson

Which player once joined Rotherham a week before the manager that signed him was sacked, never made a first-team appearance, and spent six months on loan at a Norwegian club?

Will he stay or go? Go


Tom Adeyemi

There has been a plethora of column inches regarding Adeyemi’s future recently and his situation is clear. He has been offered a “very impressive” deal by Rotherham, but will initially seek out a Championship club – and he’ll probably be successful.

Will he stay or go? Go

Scott Allan

One of several poster boys of the ill-fated Alan Stubbs reign, the Celtic loanee and his impressive salary has been one of the real scourges of the season. It is fair to assume, given he is also no longer around the club, that the Millers will not be exercising their option to sign him on a permanent deal.

Will he stay or go? Go

 Carlton Morris

Rotherham were made to wait almost two months for their January deadline day signing to arrive from Norwich, but as time went on it proved less and less worth the wait. Warne has spoken about getting him back next season, but he might just have cooled on that idea.

Will he stay or go? Go



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