Millers wait for Iron to strike

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CHAIRMAN Tony Stewart has confirmed Rotherham United have not yet received an approach from Scunthorpe United for Adam Le Fondre or Nicky Law.

Former Millers boss Alan Knill, who is in charge of the Iron, stated he is interested in signing the attacking duo last week.

Midfield playmaker Law is one of six players to have been offered a new contract by Rotherham manager Andy Scott while striker Le Fondre, who claimed 24 goals last term, still has 12 months left to run of his deal at the Don Valley Stadium.

Stewart told The Star: “I have not had a phone call for any member of the team. I heard about the Scunthorpe link and that Alan (Knill) is interested but I have not had one phone call.”

If Law opts to leave Rotherham this summer, the South Yorkshire club would be entitled to a compensation fee because he is under the age of 24.

A whole host of clubs are believed to be tracking Le Fondre, who has recently said he has had enough of plying his trade in League Two.

Knill said: “We should be interested in good players and Adam (Le Fondre) is. The problem might be the fee and wages.

“Nicky is another good player, one who we should be interested in if we want to get better.”

Stewart expects answers from his out of contract contingent, which includes Dale Tonge and Ryan Taylor, by the end of this week.

He has admitted Scott wants a minimum of half a dozen new additions to enhance the team but says that figure could rise depending on how many players agree to extend their stays at the club.

Scott will meet with Stewart to discuss his transfer targets tomorrow.

“We are going to see where we are at the meeting,” said Stewart. “He is working hard to bring in at least six players.”

The priority position for Scott remains centre-back, having released Nick Fenton last week and placed youngster Luke Ashworth on the transfer list.

Stewart has pledged to support Scott’s summer spending spree but added: “It is not all about money. It is about getting the right mentality and making sure that we work hard as a team to achieve our goals.”