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Steve Evans confirms talks with reported Leeds target Ben Pringle over new contract

Rotherham boss Steve Evans says talks are ongoing over a new contract for winger Ben Pringle.

Rotherham United have made a grand total of 26 signings since earning promotion from League One to the Championship back in May, with manager Steve Evans chopping and changing his squad.

Many of those deals were loans, but the transfer policy hasn't really paid off so far, with the Millers hovering precariously above the relegation zone, just three points clear of Millwall.

Evans' men have been patchy of late, winning three, losing three and drawing four of their last ten games before tonight's clash with Derby County as they struggle to generate momentum.

Whilst a number of players have arrived at the New York Stadium, there is growing concern over a player potentially leaving the club - Ben Pringle.

The 25-year-old winger has contributed two goals and four assists this season, and was a key part of the side that won promotion from League One last season.

However, his contract expires at the end of this season, meaning he will be free to leave in the summer - but manager Evans told The Star that the club are still locked in talks with the former Derby County wide man, and have already had a meeting to discuss his future.

"We’ve had that cup of coffee, yeah," said Evans. "Talks are ongoing now. There was an offer made a while back. We’re talking around it."

Pringle possesses outstanding delivery into the box, and it's therefore no surprise that Leeds United have been linked with him.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post last month, Leeds had considered a late transfer window move for Pringle, and whilst that didn't happen, manager Neil Redfearn should be monitoring his contract situation closely as he continues to search for options out wide.

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