Rotherham United have announced that five second year Apprentices will not be offered professional contracts with the Millers.
Head of Youth Steve Thornber has informed Emmot Parr-Gallagher, Mark Hemsley, Jacob Webster, Craig Gladwin and Mitchell Austin that they do not have a future with the Millers.
“Today was decision day for our second year YTs and, after discussions with Ronnie Moore, we have decided to release the five. I would like to thank them for their efforts on behalf of Rotherham United and wish them all the best for the future” said Thornber.
Thornber also announced that five players have been offered first year Apprenticeship terms, three of whom have progressed through the Rotherham United Centre of Excellence:
“The current first year Apprentices have been retained and we have five new first year recruits for next season. We have taken Jack Leyden, a goalkeeper from Wigan; Joe Gaughan, a striker from Bradford; and Luke Beastall, a left-back, Alec Denton, a striker, and Liam Royles, a right-back, who are all from our Centre of Excellence.”
“We still have space for five more first year Apprentices and we are looking at exit trials, CVs and listening to recommendations from other Clubs.”
“The league has finished now so we’re looking to arrange some trial games to have a look at potential new players and our search will continue until the first week in October” added Steve.