Confirmed League One transfers: Ex-Bristol Rovers striker amongst seven early Rotherham signings

-Credit: (Image: Alan Walter/EFL)
-Credit: (Image: Alan Walter/EFL)


With the summer transfer window still over a week away from opening on June 14, the transfer merry-go-round is still yet to fully get up and running in League One bar the early dealings of Rotherham United.

The recently relegated outfit have already announced seven free transfers with captures of former Bristol Rovers striker Jonson Clarke-Harris and ex-Portsmouth defenders Joe Rafferty and Sean Raggett some of the most eye-catching deals.

However, the Millers' business makes up half of the entire league's transfers so far and reinforces the expectation that they will be there or there abouts in the automatic promotion race this term. It's still very much early days with only five other clubs making a permanent signing so far.

Rovers are one of the majority of sides in League One who are yet to complete a signing but the hope is that they will make some breakthroughs over the coming weeks in order to have at least a couple of new faces through the door in time for the first day of pre-season on July 1.

Besides Rotherham, newly-promoted Mansfield Town have done some eye-catching business so far, bringing in striker Lee Gregory on a free transfer from Sheffield Wednesday as well as Australia midfielder Keanu Baccus from St Mirren.

Fellow promoted side Stockport County and play-off semi-finalists Peterborough United are the only clubs to pay a fee so far with deals for midfielder Jay Mingi from Colchester United and winger Abraham Odoh from Harrogate Town respectively. Both fees are currently undisclosed with the deals set to be completed once the window opens next Thursday.

Stevenage, Wigan Athletic and Wycombe Wanderers are the other sides who have made one signing so far with the full list of confirmed deals in League One at the time of writing below.

Confirmed League One signings summer 2024

Mansfield Town

  • Lee Gregory - Sheffield Wednesday (Free)

  • Keanu Baccus - St Mirren (Free)

Lee Gregory last started a game for Sheffield Wednesday in October -Credit:Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images
Lee Gregory last started a game for Sheffield Wednesday in October -Credit:Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Peterborough United

  • Abraham Odoh - Harrogate Town (Undisclosed)

Rotherham United

  • Jonson Clarke-Harris - Peterborough United (Free)

  • Joe Rafferty - Portsmouth (Free)

  • Shaun McWilliams - Northampton Town (Free)

  • Reece James - Sheffield Wednesday (Free)

  • Sean Raggett - Portsmouth (Free)

  • Joe Powell - Burton Albion (Free)

  • Liam Kelly - Coventry City (Free)

Sean Raggett in action for Portsmouth against Bristol Rovers last season -Credit:James Whitehead/PPAUK
Sean Raggett in action for Portsmouth against Bristol Rovers last season -Credit:James Whitehead/PPAUK

Stevenage

  • Louis Appere - Northampton Town (Free)

Stockport County

  • Jay Mingi - Colchester United (Undisclosed)

Wigan Athletic

  • Michael Olakigbe - Brentford (Loan)

Wycombe Wanderers

  • Alex Hartridge - Exeter City (Free)