Millers aim to kick-start transfer activity as they close in on three but not Ben Pringle

Rotherham hope this week will finally see increased activity in the transfer market as they aim to get three deals over the lines.

David Ball’s switch from Fleetwood is expected to go through in the early part of the week while the addition of Darren Potter, a free transfer from MK Dons, could also get done in the next 48 hours.

A third signing – another midfielder – is also on the cards but it will not be Ben Pringle.


The former Miller has been linked with a return to the club he served for four years after boss Paul Warne appeared to declare an interest, but Millers Time understands there has been no recent contact between the two parties.

Pringle has fallen out of favour at Preston and did not feature after December, with reports in Lancashire suggesting two League One clubs have made enquiries for him.

However, the 28-year-old, who has been holidaying on the west coast of America, has not been in dialogue with anyone about his future, Preston included.

The Millers admitted themselves last week that a potential move for Pringle had not moved on since Warne collared his former team-mate when they visited Deepdale at the back end of April.


The transfer activity might also include outgoings as Danny Ward closes in on a move to Cardiff.

Assistant boss Richie Barker says that there has been little interest in any other of the Millers players.


“There hasn’t been any. There’s probably been a bit of agent activity. They’ll be ringing round other clubs to see if there is any interest in players.

“Basically, the way it works is that one or two players will see other players coming in and think, ‘I’m not going to get a game. I’ll get my agent on the case’.

“And then you get the odd one coming back saying, ‘So and so might be interested in somebody’.

“I don’t expect a great deal of interest in terms of our players going anywhere else.”



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