Paul Warne expects Rotherham’s signings for next season to start arriving next month.
With their League One fate sorted, the Millers are well on with recruitment and boss Warne has already met a couple of targets.
Both meetings went well, with one player since getting in touch with Warne enquiring about local golf courses.
After such a horrific summer of recruitment heading into this season, where players were still arriving after the campaign began, the club want it done and dusted as soon as possible this time around.
Warne said: “I would like to think I would bring three or four in during May, possibly June.
“I don’t want to do all my dealings in pre-season, it is a different shop.
“The targets we have identified, we have spoken to them, spoken to their agents, they know we are in the ball park regarding the money they want.
“So at the end of the day it is all about what the player wants to do, we can’t force their hand.
“Ideally in the first few weeks in May we will get some signings in and the fans can buy into what we are trying to do here for next season.”
Warne got glowing feedback from the two targets he has met so far and both have inundated him with text messages.
“I have met two and I am going to meet another two in a couple of weeks, though one might be after the season ends because they are concentrating on their football now,” he added.
“The meetings were really good, the agents told the recruitment guy they both loved me and would want to play for me, but I would expect them to say that because they want to get a deal.
“Both players have text me about 50 times, one of them has even asked about golf courses around here which is a good sign.
“I think it went positive but fundamentally it is about whether we can pay them what they want.