Paul Warne on what being in the Championship means to Rotherham for player recruitment and loans

Rotherham boss Paul Warne is confident he will be able to get some of his transfer targets over the line now they are a Championship club.

Warne drafted a wanted list before the club won the League One play-offs at the end of May and a number of them were dependent on which division they were in.

The Millers boss has already met with two targets and he knows being a second-tier club is an easier sell.

“What will definitely happen by going into the Championship, the targets I had, some were interested if we were going to be in League One, but very interested if we were in the Championship,” he said.

“There is more chance for me to push them over the line.”

Being a Championship club does mean that loaning players from the same division becomes more difficult.

That could affect some deals, such as a possible return for Ipswich’s Josh Emmanuel, which might put Warne off.

“The loan system is essential but the difficulty is loaning Championship players when you are in the Championship is not easy for obvious reasons,” he accepted.

“They have stipulations when you play against each other so it makes it a bit uglier.”

The Millers are yet to make a summer signing, though the likelihood of getting Marek Rodak back on loan from Fulham remains strong, particularly after Sheffield United signed Dean Henderson on Monday.

The Blades were understood to be watching Rodak at the end of last season with a view to potentially making a move.



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