Rotherham close in on Darren Potter and David Ball ahead of potential signings spree

Rotherham are hoping Darren Potter and David Ball will be two of three signings they make in the next few days.

Boss Paul Warne, now back at the coalface after time away on a coaching course, hopes he can kick-start the club’s summer recruitment with a big haul in the coming days.

The Millers are in talks with former MK Dons midfielder Potter and ex-Fleetwood attacker Ball with Warne hoping to sign both men and also bring in another midfielder.

 

Warne said: “We are pretty close. In the next three or four days I think there will be at least three bodies over the line.

“We are looking at an attacking option, and possibly a couple of midfielders which I believe we need. I think our midfield is looking pretty strong with what I know is coming in the door, but I feel that I need a little bit more up top.”

Potter is a player Warne’s assistant Richie Barker knows well, having been together at MK Dons.

Barker says they hope to get a decision in the next couple of days and believes he would be a great addition.

 

“We’ll probably know more about that in the next 48 hours,” he said. “That’s when we could get an answer on that.

“We’ve certainly had a conversation with him. It’s promising in that there’s a lot of dialogue going on, but it’s not done and dusted yet. We’re one of the clubs interested in him.

“He was vice-captain of MK Dons in the three years that I was there. He was influential not just on the pitch but off the pitch as well.

“From what I know of him, I think he would benefit this club on and off the pitch.”

Warne is set to meet with Ball with a view to tying the deal up and bring a player who scored 14 goals for Fleetwood in their run to the League One play-offs last season.

Michael Ihiekwe is the club’s only addition so far, with Joe Mattock, Richard  Wood and Jonson Clarke-Harris all extending their stays.

 

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