Rotherham United to launch improved bid for St Johnstone defender Shaun Rooney

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Rotherham United are set to make an improved offer for St Johnstone defender Shaun Rooney, according to a report from the Daily check-in.

Rotherham United have seen their first offer of around £ 200,000 rejected.

However, they are determined to land their man and are ready to test St Johnstone’s resolve again.

Rooney, 24, helped the Saints win the Scottish Cup and League Cup double last season.

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He no longer has a contract with Callum Davidson’s team at the end of the next campaign and Rotherham is hoping to get them to cash it now to avoid losing him for nothing.

Rooney joined St Johnstone in June last year under a pre-contract deal with Inverness Caledonian Thistle and scored six goals in 39 games in all competitions last season.

He started his career at Dundee United and took his first steps with Dunfermline Athletic and Ayr United before moving to England to join York in 2016.

The full-back teamed up with the Minstermens as they prepared for life in the National League and helped them win the FA Trophy in his only campaign there.

Rooney returned to Scotland following relegation from York to sixth tier and spent two years in Inverness before moving to St Johnstone 12 months ago.

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Thoughts?

Bringing Rooney back to Yorkshire would be a shrewd move on Rotherham’s part and would fill the void they currently have at right-back.