Doncaster Rovers: Club captain Andy Butler heaps praise on newest signing Niall Mason

Andy Butler has heaped praise on Niall Mason for the way he coped with his first season in senior football and ‘slotted seamlessly’ into the Doncaster Rovers squad.

Sheffield United's new signing Nathan Thomas

Sheffield United: How Nathan Thomas put Sheffield United before his own pocket

Chris Wilder has revealed Nathan Thomas proved his desire to join Sheffield United by rejecting a more lucrative offer from hometown club Middlesbrough.

Ricky Holmes of Charlton Athletic in action with Billy Sharp: Jamie Tyerman/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Blades prepare fresh bids for transfer targets

Charlton Athletic and Southend have been warned to expect further bids for Ricky Holmes and Ryan Leonard as Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, presses ahead with his summer recruitment drive.

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New Barnsley signing Stevie Mallan

Barnsley: New boy Stevie Mallan backed to shine

New boy Stevie Mallan will shine at Barnsley, according to St Mirren boss Jack Ross.

Kell Brook will get the backing of Bramall Lane

‘Bramall Lane will make all the difference’

It has cowed some of English football’s greatest names into submission and, by their own manager’s admission, helped Sheffield United win promotion last term.

Richie Smallwood

Rotherham United: Millers clock ticking for out-of-contract Smallwood

Rotherham United are ready to face life in League One without Richie Smallwood as time runs out on the midfielder who has yet to decide his Millers future.

Will Vaulks

Rotherham United: How Will Vaulks is winning over the Millers doubters

“I hate losing.”

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom. Photo: Glenn Ashley.

Barnsley learned from first-day defeat, says boss Paul Heckingbottom

Head coach Paul Heckingbottom insists Barnsley learned a lot from their opening day defeat.

Michael Ihiekwe

Rotherham United: New boy Michael Ihiekwe brings winning feeling as Millers say they’re prepared to let Kirk Broadfoot leave

New boy Michael Ihiekwe is hoping his winning mentality rubs off on his Rotherham United teammates and sparks a League One promotion campaign next season.

New signing Michael Ihiekwe

Rotherham United: Things you might not know about Millers new boy Michael Ihiekwe

Rotherham United made their first summer signing today as central defender Michael Ihiekwe joined the club at the end of his contract at Tranmere Rovers. Here’s the low-down on the former Liverpool FC academy kid.

In demand: Barnsley's  Marc Roberts clears from Sheffield Wednesday's  Steven Fletcher last season. Photo Steve Ellis

Aston Villa to bid £5m for Barnsley skipper Marc Roberts

Barnsley captain Marc Roberts is the subject of serious interest from Championship rivals Aston Villa, it has been reported.

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Joe Mattock

Rotherham United: Joe Mattock turns down others clubs to stay with Millers

Defender Joe Mattock has rejected the chance of a move elsewhere to commit his future to Rotherham United.

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RUMOUR MILL: | James more likely to join Chelsea than Man United | Bayern Munich prepared to pay £50m for Sanchez | Moyes wants to become Scotland boss | Red Devils willing to offer Griezmann over £12m a year | Real Madrid sign 16-year-old Brazilian in deal worth £38.7 million

RUMOUR MILL: | James more likely to join Chelsea than Man United | Bayern Munich prepared to pay £50m for Sanchez | Moyes wants to become Scotland boss | Red Devils willing to offer Griezmann over £12m a year | Real Madrid sign 16-year-old Brazilian in deal worth £38.7 million

Here are today’s main football rumours.

Rovers have no interest in Scunthorpe striker Paddy Madden according to Darren Ferguson

Doncaster Rovers: Ferguson speaks on Scunthorpe United striker link

Doncaster Rovers have no interest in signing striker Paddy Madden, boss Darren Ferguson has confirmed.

Freddie Vestberg - one of several Swedes to have flourished in Sheffield over the last two seasons. Westerling is the latest arrival.

Leeds United fan signs for Sheffield Steelers (indoctrination required)

A Swedish ice hockey veteran’s love for Leeds United has convinced him to sign for their nearest Elite League club - Sheffield Steelers.

Ricky Holmes scored against Sheffield United last season: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Blades press ahead as the battle for Ricky Holmes intensifies

Sheffield United target Ricky Holmes will be offered a new deal by Charlton Athletic as manager Karl Robinson attempts to keep him out of the League One title-winners clutches and at The Valley next term.

Ben Whiteman has been tipped to have a bright future at Bramall Lane. Pic Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Boss does not want youngsters to receive any special favours when they leave Bramall Lane

Despite insisting both have bright futures at Bramall Lane, Chris Wilder does not want Ben Whiteman and Louis Reed to receive any special treatment when they complete their respective loan moves to Doncaster Rovers and Mansfield Town.

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Tyler Smith (right) helped Sheffield United win the under-18 PDL League Two play-off final: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Blades reveal development plans

Members of Sheffield United’s title-winning academy squad could be set to leave Bramall Lane next season after Chris Wilder admitted he would “love” to see them follow in the footsteps of Ben Whiteman and Louis Reed by experiencing spells on loan with rival clubs.

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Paul Warne and Tom Adeyemi

Rotherham United: Scoring midfielder wanted as Millers manager Warne looks away from Adeyemi

Boss Paul Warne has added a midfielder with an eye for goal to his list of Rotherham United summer targets as he accepts his battle to hang on to loan star Tom Adeyemi is almost certain to end in defeat.

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Darren Ferguson

Doncaster Rovers secure signing of left back

Doncaster Rovers have completed the signing of a left back on a two-year contract – but are unable to confirm the deal until June 1.

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