Rotherham boss Paul Warne is waiting to “pull the trigger” on a couple of potential new signings, but one of them is not Coventry’s Jordan Willis.
The Millers boss is looking to add to his seven new arrivals and has been continually linked with a move for Willis, a player he was on the verge of signing in January.
Warne has stated his desire for a player who can play right-back and centre-back and Willis fits the bill, while he is also young and athletic – a key attribute for the boss.
But signing Willis is not on the Millers’ agenda as they aim to get two more bodies in before the end of the month – though neither of them will be cash buys.
“I am not in for Jordan Willis at the moment. He is an option but I am not chasing him down,” Warne said.
“Josh (Emmanuel) has started pre-season really well and I do think my back four is really good but I do think we have a weakness there that we are trying to fill. Whether that is one player who can do both I don’t know yet.
“I am pretty sure that we will get at least another couple of players in. If there is a dearth of talent that emerges in the next few weeks then we have the ability to reinforce.
There is no emergency but I know we need to strengthen in a couple of areas.
“There’s a couple that we could potentially push over the line if we pull the trigger on. I am pretty sure that we will get at least one more maybe two before the deadline which will be a joy of joys.
“There is no money bids, I am very frugal.”
There may be another exit, though, as Aimen Belaid fights for his Millers career.
The Tunisian has been told he can leave the club, though appears to want to stay and prove his worth.
Warne added: “He might possibly leave the building, but he could be one of six.
“He is trying to impress me on a daily basis, which I thank him for.
“At the moment he isn’t in the top two, so he needs to compete harder if he is going to play.”