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Rotherham United yet to bid on linked Scunthorpe player

Scunthorpe United's Duane Holmes (left) and Rotherham United's Matt Palmer battle for the ball during the Sky Bet League One Playoff match at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, Rotherham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
Scunthorpe United's Duane Holmes (left) and Rotherham United's Matt Palmer battle for the ball during the Sky Bet League One Playoff match at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, Rotherham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
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Rotherham United have been linked with a move to sign Scunthorpe United midfielder Duane Holmes.

But The Star understands that no official offer has been made to the Iron for the player – and with Blackburn Rovers and Derby County also rumoured to be interested in signing the player - it’s unlikely the Millers wage budget would put them at the top of the pecking order.

Holmes has one year remaining on his current contract, but the chance to play in the Championship next season could prove too strong to keep him at Glanford Park.

Last season the 23-year-old former Hudderfield playmaker was one of Scunthorpe’s standout performers, scoring nine goals and providing five assists in his 54 appearances.

The Iron reached the League One play-offs but faltered at the semi-final stages.

Holmes has played before in the Championship, featuring 22 times for the Terriers.

The American-born midfielder has also had brief loan spells with Bury and Yeovil Town.

Meanwhile, Millers boss Paul Warne has revealed it is going to be tough to re-sign some of last season’s loan players.

Fulham shot-stopper Marek Rodak impressed between the posts, as did Ipswich Town loan defender Josh Emmanuel and Brighton and Hove Albion loan midfielder Richie Towell.

“I would like to keep the group together and improve it, I don’t really want to lose three of them straight away,” admitted Warne.

“But they are not my players, they are somebody else’s, those clubs will be pleased with us for what we have done with their players.”