Rotherham United: Millers bid for striker

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Rotherham United have made a bid for another striker as manager Steve Evans looks to apply the finishing touches to his Championship squad.

The Millers boss has already brought in 11 new players since his side secured their place in the second tier of English football by winning the League One Play-off Final at Wembley in May.

And even though the club have already broken their transfer record to sign Premier League frontman Jordan Bowery and also brought in Matt Derbyshire, another attacker with top-flight experience, Evans wants more.

“We have one or two bids out there, for players already with clubs who will command a fee,” he said.

“Now it’s a question of waiting for those clubs to go away and consider our interest and then come back to us.

“One of the bids we have made is for an striker.”

Evans says he’s not far away from the squad he wants to take into the Millers’ first match of the Championship season, the opening-day clash at Derby County on August 9

“The majority of our recruitment is done now,” he confirmed.

“ The squad is not complete yet, but there isn’t a lot more to do.

“We hope to have maybe a couple more players coming in.”

With Bowery and Derbyshire on board and Wembley hero Alex Revell still at his disposal, Evans wants a fourth striker to add to his options.

Kieran Agard, who can play in a central position, scored 26 goals last season but most of them came from his role wide on the right.

Meanwhile, Evans revealed that he wanted to sign Paul Green because the former Doncaster Rovers, Leeds United and Ipswich Town midfielder, who penned a two-year deal at New York Stadium on Monday, matched the blueprint of the kind of player he admires.

“He has energy, enthusiasm and athleticism, and his work ethic fits in exactly with what we as a club are about,” Evans said. “He’s a true box-to-box player. You’ll see him attacking in the last third and defending in the last third.”

The Republic of Ireland international joins his new teammates for pre-season training on Monday when Kari Arnason also returns.