Rotherham United will be training their sights on young, hungry players as they target additions to their squad.
Obviously manager Steve Evans has a number of potential signings in mind and there have been talks with player representatives and prospective signings who have been shown the New York Stadium.
But assistant manager Paul Raynor added a new dimension to the club’s search when he outlined where they will be looking in addition to more established players.
“We want young, hungry players,” said Raynor. “It will be part of the club looking to the future.”
He touched on the recent signing of right back Richard Brindley who was 20 last month and made a dozen appearances during the second half of the season for Chesterfield after they spotted him with Chelmsford City in the Blue Square South.
“He is a player we knew about when he was at Norwich where he had a good grounding right from being a youngster,” said Raynor.
“We are delighted to have got him and we think that, in time, he is going to be a special player.”
Brindley is one of just two signings so far. Goalkeeper Adam Collin, 27, who has plenty of league experience behind him at Carlisle, is the other.
This week, two youngsters, goalkeeper Tony Thompson and midfielder Nicky Walker, signed pro contracts.
n Former Millers manager Phil Henson is the guest at the Rotherham United Nostalgia Society meeting tonight at the Green Dragon, Kimberworth (8.30). Open to all fans.
As a player, Henson was a member of the Millers 1980/81 side which won the Third Division (now league One) title.
He was later coach at the club and replaced Billy McEwan as manager and led the side to promotion from the Fourth Division in 1992.