Rotherham United will be looking to win promotion back into the Championship at the first time of asking under the management of Paul Warne.
The Millers had a frustrating end to the 2020/21 season, as they were relegated into the third tier after just one season back in the Championship.
The Yorkshire-based side have had plenty of ups and downs in recent years, and the club’s supporters will be eager to see their side bounce back into the second tier in the 2021/22 campaign.
It’s likely to be a potentially busy summer transfer window at Rotherham as well, as they look to adjust to life back in League One, with player departures on the cards in the next few months.
We take a look at TWO Rotherham United players who it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see depart the New York Stadium in the next month or two.
Rotherham United forward Michael Smith is reportedly on the verge of signing for Championship side Middlesbrough ahead of the 2021/22 season, according to Teesside Live.
The forward has been with the Millers since 2018, and has scored 36 goals in 156 appearances for the Yorkshire-based side, chipping in with some important goals over the years.
Smith netted ten goals in total during the 2020/21 season for Rotherham, although his efforts weren’t quite enough to see Rotherham avoid relegation back into League One.
But it seems as though some of his strong performances haven’t gone unnoticed this season, with Middlesbrough seemingly close to landing his signature this summer.
Crooks has been with Rotherham United since 2019, and is another player that has featured on a regular basis in recent years for the Millers.
The midfielder’s strong showings haven’t gone unnoticed though, with both Derby County and Ipswich Town rumoured to be keen on reaching an agreement to sign Crooks this summer.
The prospect of playing football back in the Championship under the management of Wayne Rooney at Derby County could prove to be too good of an opportunity to turn down for Crooks, and Rotherham could be tempted to cash-in on him as they adjust to life back in the third tier of English football.