ROTHERHAM UNITED: Warrington gets another chance to stake a claim

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GOALKEEPER Andy Warrington is going to have the opportunity to extend his Rotherham United career after spending all season believing this was his last one with the club.

New manager Steve Evans says he intends playing Warrington at some stage over the next three weeks as part of his player assessment and that the 35-year-old will therefore be given the chance to stake a claim for a new contract.

Last Summer, Warrington was told by previous boss Andy Scott that he would not be in his plans for the No 1 spot and that whilst he could stay for the final year of his contract, he was also free to get fixed up elsewhere if he so wished.

It effectively left Warrington as No 3 goalkeeper and proved to be a decision, in addition to the way it came out, which bemused many Millers followers.

If Warrington does make two more appearances then he would reach 200 appearances for the Millers in all competitions. He is currently on 198 having played eight times this season.

The club’s other goalkeeper, Jamie Annerson, has been out all season following to a serious leg problem.

There are 10 players out of contract (in addition to five loanees) and Evans says that there are players who have to show him they are worth keeping.

He brought Tom Newey back into the side last Saturday. The left back hadn’t started a game for the last three months having previously been either a starter or regular member of the squad.

The club’s fans get another chance to check out the seating plan for the New York Stadium when it it is on show at Saturday’s game with Morecambe.Season tickets are on general sale now and fans can choose their seat.

* Rotherham have parted company with Head of Commercial Steve Lewis.

In a statement they say he has left by mutual consent and they thanked him for his “hard work and commitment” and played a key role in the development of the new stadium,

He arrived in November, replacing Steve Coakley who moved to Sheffield United.

DID YOU KNOW? It’s Morecambe’s fourth visit to Don Valley and all previous four have been in April, the first one and this last one, both on April 21.