Rotherham United: Paul Warne reveals his thinking on transfers as time ticks on in January window

Rotherham boss Paul Warne has three players on his January shopping list but is relaxed about the prospect of getting none of them.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 11:37 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 4:56 pm
Paul Warne

The Millers have one week to make any signings before the transfer window shuts and Warne is happy with how his squad looks.

No one will be able to blame him for that as his side sit top of League One following five successive wins, which they hope will become six at Peterborough on Saturday.

A defender and an attacker is still appealing to Warne this month but he will not sign just for the sake of it.

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"If I can't get who I want I won't bring in anyone just for the sake of it," he said. "If we can strengthen the team we will, but the team is pretty strong as it is.

"We've got two or three names we want. We're not sitting here on our laptops looking at hours and hours of footage.

"All the hard work has been done by Rob (head of recruitment Scott) and his team. Hopefully something will happen. If it doesn't, I won't lose any sleep.”

Given their impressive run of form, Warne is surprised to get this far into the window without fielding any interest in any of his players.

"I haven't had any phone call about any of my players, which is amazing. I'm pleased about that,” he added.

"None of my players have been rocked. They haven't had their eye pulled somewhere else towards a golden money tree.

"If I can keep them together and keep them fit, hopefully we can finish the season well."

Warne had some good news this week after the deadline for a possible recall of Newcastle loanee Dan Barlaser passed.

The midfielder has been a key man this season and will now remain at the club until the end of the season.

The Millers are hopeful the same situation will apply to Leicester goalkeeper Dan Iversen.

“Dan Barlaser is past his date when he can be recalled," the boss said.

"Dan Iversen's date is, I think, in the next couple of days.

"We've had good relationships with the clubs of all our loan players.”

“We do a lot of work with their clubs before we get them and we do a lot of work with their clubs once they come here.

"We send them information all the time and speak to them all the time. We have open lines of communication. To all intents and purposes, neither of the Dans are going anywhere.”