Rotherham United: Millers chief welcomes ruling

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Rotherham United will be inside the financial restrictions set by the Football League next season.

Chief Operating Officer Paul Douglas says he welcomes the League’s stipulated salary protocols whereby the salary/turnover ratio is 60 per cent.

“We are sure to be inside it,” said Douglas.

“It is a great rule and clubs in League Two drove this and there fewer clubs there have gone into administration. It’s now in League One whilst the Championship will be dragged, kicking and sreaming, to have it (implemented).

“The 60 per cent salary cap is a sensible outer limit for spending on players.”

Chairman Tony Stewart is already on record as saying the club will not overspend.

“We have to live within our means but retain a competitive edge and a longevity,” he said.

“We are sensible, our supporters can be assured of that. Paul Douglas keeps his hand on the tiller and the finance director has got a ball and chain around us. “What we at this football club look for is value for money.”

Meanwhile, the club will have the ticket office open on Saturday morning to give supporters a final chance to claim their discount on season ticket renewals as well as taking up the interest-free Direct Debit scheme.

They will open from 9am to 1pm.

Tickets for the Capital One Cup, first round tie with Sheffield Wednesday - which will be on Tuesday, August 6 (7.45) and hasn’t been selected for live tv - go on sale to season ticket holders from next Monday.

Season ticket holders can claim two tickets (their own and one other) for a fortnight before they go on general sale on July 15.

n Rotherham’s trip to Molineux to play Wolves has been moved.

It was scheduled for Saturday, April 19 but has been brought forward a day to Good Friday, April 18 with a 3pm kick off.