Millers duo get closer to moving out

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AS ANDY Scott prepares to unveil further additions to his squad, the Rotherham United manager appears finally resigned to losing two of his out-of-contract players.

The club’s efforts to keep Ryan Taylor and Nicky Law now look set to end as expected with the pair moving on and, in Taylor’s case, possibly to a Championship club.

Three clubs were believed to be strongly interested and the club say they have received offers - they are due compensation as both players are Under 24.

There has been no indication of the clubs involved but Millwall are understood to be very interested whilst Bristol City were known to be keen, having noted him last season and Derby County were among those who checked on him.

With the prospect of moving to a higher level, it would have taken something particularly persuasive for Rotherham to get Taylor to stay. The speculation linking Law with League Two newcomers Crawley persists.

One who is staying is veteran Paul Warne.

He has a further year’s playing contract and now a role in Scott’s coaching set-up, dealing with fitness but also within the reserves structure with Scott saying Warne will take a “more active” role with the second string.

Last season he played regularly for the reserves and aided Andy Liddell who was in charge of the reserve team. Liddell has not been kept on.

Out of contract midfielder Jason Taylor is expected to agree a new deal very soon.

The club say preparatory drilling and investigative work has started on the Guest and Chrimes site which will house the new stadium. It is necessary investigation work that has to be carried out.