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Paul Warne opens up on Rotherham’s chances of signing 28-y/o



Rotherham United manager Paul Warne says the club are unlikely to sign winger Ben Marshall, and admits they may not make any more signings in the January transfer window.

Marshall has been a free agent since his release by Norwich City at the end of last season, and Warne had held talks with the winger about a potential move to the New York Stadium, although it now appears that will not be happening.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post about the situation with Marshall, Warne said: “I don’t foresee it happening.

“I had contact and went and met with him and his agent. We thought he was going to come in but at this moment in time it is not something he wants to do. So, that won’t be revisited anytime soon.”

It also seems the prospect of any more additions to the Millers’ first-team squad in the current window looks unlikely, as Warne went on to explain: “With new signings it usually takes about 10 games for them to really get it.

“So, if I have got a fully fit squad then there is no point bringing in extra players. And if I can’t get the best out of them until March or April, then it is pointless.

“We have still got a bit of time, if there is an issue then there are a couple of players on my radar. But at the moment I am pretty happy.”

Rotherham have so far completed just one signing in the January market, with winger Hakeeb Adelakun joining the club on loan from Championship side Bristol City until the end of the season.

The Millers are currently top of the League One standings, two points clear of the play-off places ahead of the visit of Bristol Rovers on Saturday afternoon.

The Verdict

You feel there will be some element of disappointment in this for Rotherham.

When you look at the ability Marshall has shown in the past, and the level at which he has played, you certainly feel he could have provided a welcome boost to Warne’s side in their push for promotion this season.

That being said, given the position Rotherham are currently in, and Warne’s apparent happiness with his squad as it is, it doesn’t seem as though there is any reason to be too concerned about missing out on Marshall if things remain the way they currently are, suggesting this may have been a bonus signing for the club rather than anything else.

UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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