ROTHERHAM UNITED: Troy Brown becomes sixth departure from signings of last summer

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once there were nine now there are three!

The departure of defender Troy Brown means that just three of the nine signings made last Summer remain at Rotherham United.

They came in during the close season and were to be the nucleus of a squad that was going to launch a promotion challenge last season.

According to then manager Andy Scott it was top spot he was after and No 1 was all he was interested in and nothing else.

Some of those signings never actually got much of a chance to make an impact. Brown, who only started four games, is the sixth to leave.

Brown was signed from Ipswich Town and started the season in centre defence but made only six appearances and in the second half of the season went out on loan to Aldershot.

He had another year left to run on his contract but following talks with Millers boss Steve Evans a deal was agreed allowing him to leave the club and Evans said it was all done amicably.

“I met with Troy and discussed in depth the options going forward and we both came to the conclusion that, perhaps, he would not be involved in the team as much as we need players to be,” said Evans.

The three signings remaining at the club are midfielders Danny Schofield and Ben Pringle and wide man Gareth Evans.

Lewis Grabban was the most successful and after his 21 goals he made a £250,000 move to Bournemouth last month. Fellow striker Chris Holroyd joined Preston in January.

Goalkeeper Conrad Logan’s loan ended in January. Luke Foster was released whilst defender Michael Raynes, although still under contract, was allowed to leave.