Rotherham United: Marek Rodak could be here this week as Millers eye Ryan Yates

Marek Rodak
Marek Rodak

Rotherham United are hoping to sort out their goalkeeper situation before the end of the week.

Youngster Laurence Bilboe is the only shot-stopper on the books and the club want to bring in another keeper before the squad heads off to Austria on Sunday.

Manager Paul Warne has revealed he is desperate to sign a goalkeeper, with 20-year-old Bilboe not expected to feature in his plans for the club’s Championship return.

Slovakian stopper Marek Rodak is top of Warne’s wish-list following his impressive loan spell during the promotion-winning campaign last term.

Fulham’s Rodak played 38 times last season, keeping 12 clean sheets as the Millers secured an immediate return to the second tier.

With the Cottagers going up to the Premier League, 21-year-old Rodak will not be in the club’s plans next term.

Ryan Yates

Ryan Yates

A stint in the Championship is the natural next step for the player, who played for Accrington Stanley in League Two before his spell at the Millers in League One last season.

The Star understands the door has not been shut on a return for Lewis Price.

Price was released at the end of his contract this summer, but the veteran Welshman could provide back-up as a number two.

The 33-year-old played just once in the league last season and is weighing up his options.

Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest youngster Ryan Yates is on the radar for the Millers.

Forest have reportedly snubbed interest from Portsmouth and Bradford City to buy the central midfielder and instead want to send him on loan until January.

Rotherham and fellow Championship club Bolton Wanderers are linked with making a move to temporarily secure the player’s services.

Being 20, Yates would fit the mould of player Warne is looking to sign as he looks to bolsters his stocks ahead of the new campaign.

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