Rotherham United: Millers want two more signings

Michael Tidser joined Rotherham United for an undisclosed fee from Greenock Morton yesterday. Picture: Alex Craig
Michael Tidser joined Rotherham United for an undisclosed fee from Greenock Morton yesterday. Picture: Alex Craig
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Tony Stewart, the Rotherham United chairman, has confirmed the League One newcomers hope to land “one or two” more players before the new season starts.

The Millers have already recruited seven new faces over the summer, including midfielder Michael Tidser from Greenock Morton yesterday.

But Stewart has told The Star there is still more work to be done in the transfer market. Rotherham have been linked with Morecambe forward Jack Redshaw.

Stewart, who says other clubs have expressed an interest in out-of-favour duo Kayode Odejayi and Lionel Ainsworth, said: “The manager wants one or two more pieces to complete the jigsaw.

“I would not be surprised if there are a couple more signings. Discussions are on-going. We have got options. We have put the feelers out there.”

Rotherham have paid an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £50,000, for Tidser’s services. The 23-year-old was voted in the Scottish First Division Team of the Year last season, having bagged 11 goals from midfield as Morton finished second in the division. It was in 2010 Tidser moved to Morton from Swedish club Ostersunds. The left-footed player, capped by Scotland at Under-18 and U19 level, went on to make 118 appearances and 15 goals at Cappielow Park.

Tidser has penned a two-year deal, with the option of a further season, and could make his first Rotherham outing in a pre-season friendly against Morton next Tuesday.

Stewart said Rotherham have been tracking Tidser since January.

“It is nice that we have been able to get the deal done because there were one or two Scottish clubs after Michael,” he said. “We are confident Michael will make a big contribution to the side.

“He is certainly an attacking midfielder. His work rate is really good and he is a young lad who will only get better.”

When pressed on Tidser’s main attributes, Steve Evans, the Rotherham manager, said: “He is a superb passer of the ball, he’s always inventive and creative with his passing and is sure to be an asset to the squad we have in place.”

Like the other new arrivals, Stewart said Tidser was seduced by the “whole package”.

“It is a lot easier to bring players in when you’ve had the success that we have had, got an ambitious manager and a new stadium,” said Stewart. “It is turning people’s heads.

“It is nice that we have signed players now who we probably would not have got last season.”