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Davis deal tied up

21 January 2013

Claude Davis joins the Millers...

Rotherham United have tied up a deal to sign defender Claude Davis, subject to Football League ratification.

The Jamaican international has penned an 18 month deal with the club this afternoon, with the Millers beating off fierce competition to land his signature.

“We knew around tea time yesterday that Claude had made his decision,” boss Steve Evans told Millers Player.

“It came down to two clubs from around six or seven that wanted Claude, and I think he limited himself to speaking to four of those clubs. It was never a surprise to me that he was in big demand, for a year-and-a-half he was outstanding for me. Claude is man who will defend with his heart and he’ll be a good signing at the right time for us.”

Davis, a former Premier League defender, has played 20 games in all competitions for Crawley this season and played a major role in their successful promotion campaign last year. He was signed by current Millers boss Evans in September 2011 during his reign as Reds boss, after spells at Preston North End, Sheffield United, Derby County and Crystal Palace.

“It is a great move for him, geographically it suits his living situation and his young family,” added Evans.

“He played a huge part of what we achieved when I was at Crawley and hopefully he will play a huge part now in Rotherham United’s promotion push.”

There is a full interview with Steve Evans coming up on Millers Player shortly.

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