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Millers land Noble

13 July 2012

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans has taken his summer recruitment drive into double figures.

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans has taken his summer recruitment drive into double figures after David Noble became the 10th signing of the summer.

An agreement for the former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder was secured this morning, with the Millers hijacking a potential deal for 30-year-old to sign for a League One club.

It was revealed yesterday that Evans faced a fight from at least four clubs for his signature, but he got his man after he put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal at Mangham House late last night.

"David is a player that myself and Paul Raynor have worked with before and we are delighted at securing his signing," Evans told

"Yesterday afternoon he was very close to committing to a League One club, in fact he was on his way to sign for them, but after another 30 minute chat about what we are trying to achieve he told me he wanted to be part of it and was on this way to Rotherham.

"I had previously taken the time to show him around the New York Stadium and outlined our plans for Rotherham United. I knew at that stage that a player of the calibre of Nobes would be sought after and there was still a lot of work to be done if I was to make him a Miller. 

"He is a talented individual and will help us unlock defences in the season ahead. The other thing that we know from first hand experience is that the boy is a winner and a fierce competitor.

"It goes without saying that once again I must acknowledge the support of the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman Richard Stewart." 

Noble signs for the Millers after playing 42 league games at League One level for Exeter City last season. 

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