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7th January 2005 21:45

Stags blow as Millers recall Warne
CHAD, 07 January 2005
PAUL Warne, on loan at Mansfield Town, was today recalled by Rotherham United.
Warne, enjoying his second month on loan at Field Mill and with the offer of an 18-month contract on the table from the Stags, returned from training today to find a call from Rotherham asking him to return.
The Millers, who had their debts wiped out by a takeover this week, have injury and illness problems ahead of their FA Cup clash with Yeovil Town tomorrow (Saturday) and decided to recall their utility player.
However, Stags caretaker-manager Carlton Palmer is still hoping to land Warne long term.
Stockport on-loan midfielder Fraser McLachlan passed his Field Mill medical yesterday and is set to sign a deal keeping him at Mansfield until October.
Warne returns to Millers, for now

Rotherham striker Paul Warne has returned from his loan spell at Mansfield but is close to completing a permanent transfer to the League Two outfit.

Warne, who was previously deemed surplus to requirements at Millmoor by Rotherham boss Ronnie Moore, has scored one goal in seven starts since joining the Stags in November.

And now Mansfield caretaker manager Carlton Palmer has offered the 31-year-old an 18-month contract which would keep him at Field Mill until summer 2006.

But an injury crisis at Millmoor has forced Moore to recall Warne ahead of Rotherham's FA Cup encounter with visiting Yeovil, though Palmer is confident the Norwich-born frontman will be back with the Stags soon.

Palmer said: "Paul's told me he enjoys playing for Mansfield and he would like to stay here. So his agents will speak to Rotherham and then I'll be talking to him later."
mansfieldtown.net reported earlier that Caretaker manager Carlton Palmer's hopes of retaining the services of midfield player Paul Warne have temporarily been dashed. Warne was offered an eighteen month deal to stay at Field Mill which the player had expressed an interest in signing. However the deal was scuppered this morning as his club Rotherham United recalled him for duty at the Millmoor Ground.

Warne has said that he enjoyed his time and Filed Mill and would like to sign a permanent deal with the Stags as the locality is perfect for travelling home and is currently along with the clubs in contact with his agents to try and resolve the situation.

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