Seven things we learned from Paul Warne’s press conference

Paul Warne met the media for the first time since the League One play-off final in May and there was plenty discuss.

The boss spoke about transfer business, rumoured targets and the season ahead.

 

Here’s seven things we learned from his press conference.

Bid for Kayden Jackson

Rotherham are one of a number of teams who have bid for Accrington striker Kayden Jackson. The 24-year-old, who Warne was keen on last January, has seen his parent club reject all bids so far. Warne will continue to monitor for the remainder of the transfer window.

An offer was made for Tom Bradshaw

The Millers made an offer for their 2016 target in June but it was rejected by Barnsley. Warne says he expects the striker to join Millwall or Ipswich.

Rotherham are pretty close to getting a goalkeeper in

The club’s pursuit of Marek Rodak has been long and protracted due to his changing situation at Fulham. Warne says he is “pretty close” to getting a goalkeeper in, presumably Rodak, and hopes to have him at the club for Wednesday’s friendly with Cardiff.

 

Richie Towell is a “possibility”

The club are negotiating for the return of 2017-18 loanee Richie Towell. Warne is confident the midfielder wants to return to South Yorkshire, but the terms of a loan deal have yet to be agreed.

No interest in Sam Hird

The former Chesterfield defender Sam Hird played for the Millers in the friendly at Sheffield FC on Tuesday. However, he did so to get some game time and the possibility of signing was never on the table.

Trio of exits

Warne expects up to three players to leave on loan, one maybe as soon as before the weekend. Alex Bray and Emmanuel Onariase are likely candidates, given they spent they the second half of last season on loan.

Proctor boost

After taking it steady on his return to full training after his horrific knee injury, Jamie Proctor is ready to step up his comeback and get some game time. The striker was due to take part in the behind-closed-doors friendly with Grimsby.

 

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