The 12 Rotherham United players likely to exit from June onwards

Here we take a look at every player that could depart the New York Stadium in the summer.

After spending several seasons alternating between League One and the Championship, the Millers were able to make it out of the Championship with relative ease the previous season.

With their current record in the Championship, the Millers are destined for yet another relegation to League One. We might witness several players go if relegation is imminent. especially when a large number of the first team players have contracts expiring at the conclusion of the year.

This suggests that in the summer, Rotherham may undergo a significant revamp.

We list the potential summertime residents of Rotherham here.

Lee Peltier

The right-back, whose contract with Middlesbrough expired in 2022, is currently in his second season at New York Stadium.

At the end of the season, his contract is slated to expire, and at 37, he might be getting close to hanging up his boots.

Shane Ferguson

The 32-year-old winger joined Rotherham for an unknown price in the summer of 2021, having previously played for Millwall.

Ferguson underwent three rounds of hernia surgery and has only made one appearance this season after returning from a long-term ailment. Given his history of injuries, it’s possible that he will leave when his contract expires at the end of the current campaign.

Daniel Ayala

After leaving Blackburn Rovers in the summer, Ayala was without a club until joining Rotherham in October.

He has barely made a few appearances in the league and has been sidelined by injury this year. The end of the season marks the end of his contract.

Sean Morrison

Morrison joined the team a year ago after leaving Cardiff City.

The 33-year-old has been on the field quite a bit this season, but since his contract is up at the end, the Millers might believe they can get a younger player to take his position.

Sam Clucas

After leaving Stoke City in the summer, where he played in more than 100 games, Clucas joined in September.

Clucas has been a consistent player, but his contract is about to expire, making him another senior member of the team.

Grant Hall

Due to a persistent hip issue, Hall—another player with injury issues—has only made six league appearances.

Given his history of injuries, it might be preferable to let him leave when his contract expires at the end of the current campaign.

Tyler Blackett

Blackett left FC Cincinnati in the Major League Soccer (MLS) and joined in March 2023.

His campaign has been marred by injuries; he hasn’t played since October because of a hamstring strain. The end of the season marks the end of his contract.

Jamie Lindsay

Since her arrival from Ross County in Scotland in 2018, Lindsay has been a resident of Rotherham.

He has been a fantastic asset to Rotherham, having made over 150 games.

Even though his contract is up at the conclusion of the season, he still has a lot to offer and has played more of a backup role this season. He is 28 years old.


The Portuguese midfielder has been a fantastic alternative in center midfield since joining from Premier League team Nottingham Forest in the summer.

He’s still got a lot to give at thirty, but if the Millers are demoted, he could want to move on. The season’s end is when his contract is scheduled to expire.

Hakeem Odoffin

Odoffin arrived from Hamilton in 2021 and has since shown himself to be an excellent player.

Rotherham should make every effort to retain him in the summer since he has been a consistent starter so far this season.

However, Odoffin’s contract is about to expire, and he could feel compelled to try his luck elsewhere.

Ollie Rathbone

Rathbone’s circumstances will resemble those of Odoffin. He came from Rochdale and moved in the same summer as Odoffin.

He has nearly 100 club appearances under his belt and has been a consistent starter in the Millers midfield.

Similar to Odoffin, he may decide it’s time to move on to fresh pastures now that his contract is up.

Viktor Johansson

Johansson is undoubtedly the greatest player for Rotherham and the only player on our list whose contract does not expire in the summer.

Over the course of the last four seasons, he has steadily established himself as the starting keeper at New York Stadium.

With 43 Championship games played and 11 clean sheets, the previous season was his best to date.

Teams in Europe and Leeds United expressed interest in January of last year, as did Sheffield United.

Johansson might believe that, regardless of the level Rotherham is in, it is time to move in the summer to try his luck at playing in the Premier League.

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