Rotherham boss Paul Warne is ready to go into battle with his current crop of players.
The Millers have done their business in the transfer market early this year and brought in seven signings before pre-season friendlies against league opposition have even begun.
Michael Ihiekwe, Darren Potter, David Ball, Ryan Williams, Jamie Proctor, Kieffer Moore and Josh Emmanuel are already through the door at the AESSEAL New York Stadium and join survivors from last year’s disappointing season as Warne moulds his own squad.
The boss is content with his group ahead of friendlies with Sheffield United, Chesterfield and Barnsley and says he is not currently pursuing any targets.
“At the moment, I’m pretty happy with the squad I’ve got,” he said. “If a situation crops up, there may be a change of heart. But I’m not actively trying to get anyone else in. ”
For the first time in recent memory, there will not be an influx of players in the days before and after the season gets under way.
That allows Warne to be more deliberate with any future additions, which the boss concedes could come if deficiencies are highlighted against more testing opposition.
“I think, as the opposition gets harder and harder, it might become more apparent that I’m missing something,” Warne added. “At the moment, I feel all right. Never say never. We’ve got ages until the window shuts (end of August).
“This year, we’ve done all our business really early so I don’t have to panic and get anyone in.
“I get people put to me all the time. But if I don’t think a player will improve us I won’t bring him in for the sake of it.”