Rotherham let eight go as they look to move on from their season of misery

After a dismal season that everyone associated with Rotherham United will want to forget, the club have released their retained list with eight players being let go by the club.

The pick of those to be let go are Lee Camp and Stephen Kelly, with the others being Kelvin Wilson, Joel Ekstrand, Tom Thorpe and Chris Dawson. Rotherham have also released Fabian Bailey and Tom Rose from the club’s academy.

Camp won the Player of the Year award last season and was an integral part of the team that miraculously avoided the drop under the guidance of Neil Warnock.

But Camp has only made 18 appearances this season after being stricken by injury and he is expected to sign for Cardiff where he will be reunited with Neil Warnock.

The club have offered fresh deals to Joe Mattock, Richie Smallwood and Richard Wood after the trio impressed in the final weeks of the season.

This comes after Jonson Clarke-Harris put pen-to-paper on a new one year contract to stay with the club earlier this week. The forward has missed the majority of the season after sustaining an ACL injury during pre-season.

He returned in time for the final few weeks of the season and he has led the line well showing that on his day he can be a handful for any defence. If he puts in the work this pre-season and shows the desire to make an impact in League 1, he could be an essential member of Rotherham’s team next year.

Rotherham have taken up the option to automatically extend Danny Ward’s contract for a further year. The forward was their top goalscorer this term and he scooped up both of the club’s Player of the Year accolades at their end of season dinner.

However it does seem inevitable that the 12 goal striker will leave the club, with reports emerging that Championship clubs are circling for the ex-Huddersfield Town forward.

Rotherham have made an offer to their loanee Tom Adeyemi, with him being out of contract with his parent club Cardiff City.

The midfielder has been one of the only shining lights for the Millers this season and it looks unlikely that he will stay at the club, with Ipswich and Norwich already rumoured to be interested in making a move for the ex-Leeds player.

Meanwhile, Paul Warne has confirmed that his squad will be going on an eight day pre-season tour of Austria on the 9th of July. Warne has also stated today that he hopes to sign two strikers by the end of next week.



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