Paul Warne open to “one or two” additions as transfer window enters final week

Rotherham boss Paul Warne has hinted there may be some more business to be done in the final week of the transfer window, but won’t be doing any last-minute shopping.

Warne is expected to bring a defender in after the weekend, while could also be looking for another midfielder.

He will only bring players in if they are better than what he has already and won’t be pushing next Thursday’s 11pm deadline.


“There is still six days to go in the window and if something comes up that grabs my fancy then great,” the boss said.

“We have done a lot of work on a lot of players and if they do become available we might bring one or two in.

“I am happy with my squad so it is not like I’m doing desperate last-minute shopping.”

On the impending addition of a defender, thought to be a centre-back, Warne added: “The deal for the defender is likely, it’s just going to be after the weekend now.

“I don’t want to tempt fate by saying who it is.”


As well as incomings, there is likely to be some going the other way, with Warne revealing interest in striker Jonson Clarke-Harris.

The striker has struggled for game time this season and is down the pecking order and Warne will not stand in the way of a move if Clarke-Harris wants it.

“Plenty of clubs have come in for Jono,” he said. “If a club comes in who we all think is suitable for him and the player wants to do it, that’s a conversation we’ll have.
“As it stands at the moment, Jono will be part of my squad tomorrow and he might get me the winning goal.
“While he’s here, I’ll use him to the best of his ability. I’ve said this about every player, if they don’t want to be here and they want to go an have an experience somewhere else, then I’ll try to facilitate that. “



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