FUTURE IN DOUBT

FUTURE IN DOUBT: Adam Le Fondre
FUTURE IN DOUBT: Adam Le Fondre

ADAM Le Fondre was set for pre-season training with Rotherham United yesterday with doubt still hanging over his future at the club.

The 24-year-old has been linked with several clubs since the end of the campaign but Millers boss Andy Scott insists he has received no enquiring calls.

Scunthorpe United and Barnsley have been the two sides most heavily linked with the 24-goal striker.

However, Barnsley boss Keith Hill hinted he would not be pushing this summer for a reunion with the player he previously managed at Rochdale.

Hill said: “Will he come to Barnsley? I would say it’s a possibility but not a probability.

“He’s out of contract next summer but at this time I’m not expecting to do any business with Rotherham.

“Over the next couple of weeks there will be a lot of players getting nervous about clubs and contracts so there’s no need to panic on the transfer front.”

Le Fondre has spoken of his desire to play higher up the Football League ladder while his refusal since last summer to discuss a new deal with Rotherham suggests he is ready to explore other options.

Whether Le Fondre departs or not, boss Scott believes he has brought in a man who will provide goals.

Scott fought off strong competition for the services of Chris Holroyd, to his delight.

He told the Millers website: “He’s a very hard working centre forward who’s quick, can play on the shoulder and has goals in him.

“He scored six in 12 games at Stevenage and scored for Bury.

“He was just a little unfortunate at Brighton with the way they set up their team with one main striker because he was behind the likes of Ashley Barnes, Glenn Murray and Chris Wood, so there was not shame he didn’t play.

“It’s a compliment to him he wanted to get out and play and get games under his belt rather than just sitting at Brighton and kicking his heals.”