Rotherham give up on Ben Pringle, linked to Leeds, confirm release

Rotherham United have given up on keeping Ben Pringle at the club, who has been linked with a move to Leeds.

Rotherham United have given up in their battle to persuade Ben Pringle to remain with the club.

The Millers confirmed on Friday the out of contract winger would not be returning next season, along with defender Craig Morgan.

Manager Steve Evans had hoped to keep the duo at the club, with SkySports reporting the pair have been offered new deals, when they announced their retained and released list earlier this month.

Evans had said: "I have never hid my admiration for Ben. I have said it before when I arrived here Ben was in the cupboard and no one knew him. Now he is an established, quality Championship player.

"I would love to have both of them as part of my squad."

The Yorkshire Post reported earlier this month that Pringle is a contender to switch to rivals Leeds United, and his availability on a free transfer enhances those prospects.

25-year-old Pringle scored three goals last season for Rotherham, and provided seven assists for the relegation embattled side.

Back in February the Yorkshire Evening Post had reported that Leeds considered a deadline day move for Pringle.

The Whites need to add wingers to their squad, managing their lack of options only by playing full-backs Sam Byram and Charlie Taylor in midfield last season.

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