Rotherham to target non-league players as Paul Warne aims to build team spirit

Rotherham boss Paul Warne will target at least two players from non-league this summer.

The Millers will rebuild their squad following the annus horribilis which has resulted in Championship relegation and Warne wants to bring in players that will help build a strong spirit.

He believes young, hungry players from non-league possess the attributes required and he ought to know, having made his way in the professional game following the same route.

The club were interested in signing Dagenham striker Ollie Hawkins in the January transfer and also took young local striker Kai Hancock on trial and Warne is keen to go back to that market.

“I would like to get a group together that wants to be together,” Warne, who signed for Wigan from non-league Wroxham in his early 20s, said.

“That helps, you see all the successful groups, they are tight, they want to win together, lose together.

“If I can I will try my hardest to get a couple of non-league players in, they will have a positive effect.

“I will need a little bit of experience and I will get guys in who have played plenty of games in League One. It makes sense. But I need a mix of personalities that suits that.”

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