Rotherham United: Millers talking to “two or three” targets

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Rotherham United boss Steve Evans has revealed the club are in talks with “two or three” players as he looks to make one more signing before the transfer window closes.

He said: “We’re not just in talks with one, we’re in talks with two or three. But sometimes you need to talk to two or three to land one.”

The Millers entertain Watford at New York Stadium tonight, but no new face will be in place by then.

“We’re looking,” Evans added. “We’re just going to say we’re going to try to do some business but what that business is will remain private for now.

“We’re pleased with the business we’ve done but people wiser than me at Championship level have said, six or seven games in, you’ll quickly be having thoughts about individuals. Some will be very postive in that they’ve taken to the level no isssue. Some will be not so good, they’ve not taken to the level. The question then is, can they get to that level.”

Meanwhile, Evans is happy to keep striker Kieran Agard and allow him to run down the last year of his contract if necessary.

“Kieran needs to concentrate on his football or he’ll get left behind and end up signing for a League Two club next summer,” he said.

Only Leeds United have met the club’s valuation of close to £1 million, but Agard decided against a move there.

Evans said: “The rest of the interested clubs, as far as I’m concerned, can’t meet the valuation, and if they can’t they’re never going to get him. We’re not a needing-to-sell club. We’re a club where if he runs down his value he will still be treated with respect and picked if it’s right to select him.

“Look at the Stevie May situation. We said ‘no’. Not opposite. We said ‘no’ because the wage structure didn’t suit. If Kieran Agard’s value is not met, we will say ‘no’ and he can run down his contract. That’s my understanding from the chairman.”