Transfer-listed Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan could be just what Rotherham United need.

As the Sheffield Star reports, Heneghan is among five players still at Bramall Lane whom the Blades want to sell.

Manager Chris Wilder has told those deemed surplus to requirements to “go and get a club.” In a frank interview with BBC Radio Sheffield, Wilder also admitted he was annoyed they hadn’t left yet.

Premier League and Championship sides can no longer make new signings as the window is shut. However, League One and Two teams have until September 2 to complete their business.

Heneghan knows the third tier of English football well having spent last season on loan there with Blackpool. Now the 25-year-old could be just what Rotherham need to help them get promoted out of the division.

Why Rotherham need someone like Ben Heneghan

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Millers boss Paul Warne has said he is the market for a new centre-back. In fact Warne has met with a potential target, although did not reveal his identity.

“The meeting went really well,” the 46-year-old told the Sheffield Star. “I’ll speak to his club about Tuesday time, I reckon, and see.

“I would expect him to come in. Why wouldn’t you want to come here, with all due respect? I do want him. He was a perfect character when we met him.”

The Tuesday deadline has now passed and there has been no news from the club. The player in question is expected to join on a free transfer.

Warne could of course be referring to Heneghan, but that seems unlikely. Yet even if he isn’t, if for any reason the aforementioned deal falls through, the former Motherwell man represents a fine alternative.

Warne already has three options in central defence and has told the potential new arrival he will have to fight for his place. But Heneghan has proven he is more than capable of succeeding at that level.

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