Rotherham United: Millers eye up talent in Europe

Millers Mark Bradley, left, with Bradford's Kyel Reid
Millers Mark Bradley, left, with Bradford's Kyel Reid
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Rotherham United have been turning their attention to Europe as they seek the next stars in red and white.

The club have been alerted to several prospects amidst a number of possibilities and are set to stiffen their interest shortly.

Manager Steve Evans, acting on reports, says he will personally make a check one of two targets to have been flagged up and which might well interest the Millers.

“We are talking about a couple of young, exciting players who are playing in the top division in their country,” said the Millers boss who declined to elaborate which country.

“I’m going out the week after next, along with my chairman, Tony Stewart, to have a look myself. Our scouts were impressed and I’ve seen clips and decided to get out there.

“We are exploring all avenues. There may be value in Europe, let’s have a look.”

Meanwhile, Evans may have to ponder his options at full back after Mark Bradley was ruled out for the season and it could lead to him bringing someone in ahead of the March 27 transfer deadline.

Bradley injured his knee in training last Friday. A scan has revealed a cartilage tear and a strain to the cruciate ligament. He’ll have surgery.

“It’s a blow because Mark has been a very consistent player and an excellent professional,” said Evans.

“He hasn’t been a regular but has played quite a lot and always done well. We all feel for him.”

Also set to miss the trip to Peterborough United tomorrow is striker Wes Thomas.

“He’ll probably miss this weekend; we want to give him time to be 100 per cent and I’d expect him to be available next Tuesday at home to Brentford,” added Evans.

James Tavernier, missing last Saturday, is fit and available again. It’s likely he will return at right back.

It is the 100th game in charge for Evans and he said it will be a proud moment.

“I couldn’t have got there without wonderful support from my chairman, the vice-chairman, the players and from the staff. Then fans have been brilliant too and we are all in this together.

“I hope I’m here in another 100. I’d expect us to be in The Championship with the objective the Premier League - if Blackpool and Wigan can get do it why not us one day?”