Rotherham United manager Paul Warne has dismissed reports linking defender Clark Robertson with a switch to the Championship.
Robertson has reportedly been the subject of interest from Sheffield Wednesday and QPR this summer with the defender keen on a return to the second tier, according to Sky Sports Transfer Centre (22/07, 11:47).
The 28-year-old featured regularly for the Millers last season as he scored three goals in 28 Championship appearances, but could not prevent Warne’s side from dropping into League One.
His performances in the second tier are thought to have caught the eye of Wednesday and the Rs, but Warne issued a strong response to the speculation when he was also asked about Rotherham’s interest in Shamrock Rovers defender Trevor Clarke.
“Is that the same amount of noise that is on Robbo going to Sheffield Wednesday or QPR? Because there’s no truth to that either,” he told BBC Radio Sheffield.
“There’s loads of noise out there on loads of players so I wouldn’t believe everything.”
This will come as encouraging news to Millers fans as Robertson is set to be a big player for the club as they negotiate a Championship return next season.
Rotherham could be left short at the back if he departs the New York Stadium, but I can now see him staying on with the club next season.
There is a chance that the Championship will appeal to Robertson, as it gives him the chance play at a higher level and force his way into the Scotland squad. However, I think the defender is committed to the club and will want to help spearhead their efforts next season.
Warne’s comments will also please Rotherham fans, as it shows they are not prepared to be a selling club following relegation. It felt like there was a risk of this following Will Vaulks’ early exit, but Rotherham are clearly putting up a fight to keep hold of their key men.