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Transfer Gossip: Rotherham end interest in Trotter

The Ex-Wanderers Midfielder’s Move Is Off

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Rotherham United have ended their interest in former Wanderers man Liam Trotter.

Having been released by Bolton at the end of last season, Trotter is yet to find a new club and despite having trained with the Millers recently, his wait continues. The big man in the middle showed signs of improvement at the beginning of last season after being out of favour at the Wanderers for a significant period but struggled to break back into the team favoured by Parkinson, which stuck throughout the campaign.

During his time at BL6, the 28-year-old made 73 appearances and bagged six goals, and when he did score, they tended to be pretty spectacular. Previously a winner of goal of the season for a fantastic long-range effort on the final away game of the 13/14 season at Sheffield Wednesday and a regular feature in cup matches and league fixtures, on paper, it would seem that Trotter should have little difficulty in finding a new club. However, having not been a notable asset in our squad this season, only Rotherham as of yet have shown interest in the central midfielder.

It therefore seems as if an opportunity to sign for Rotherham would've been ideal, but United’s devoted interest in Ipswich pair Josh Emmanuel and Kieffer Moore has meant that Trotter hasn't been offered a deal. Former Bolton trials Frazer Richardson also looks to be a target for Millers manager Paul Warne adding to the unlikeliness of an opportunity for Trotter.

In terms of looking elsewhere, no other club has publicly shown interest in Trotter, and with no sign of a return to Bolton being on the cards, it seems Trotter will remain a free agent until further notice.

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