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Millers confirm Tidser capture

4 July 2013

Midfielder snapped up...

Rotherham United have beaten off stiff competition to capture the signing of midfielder Michael Tidser from Greenock Morton for an undisclosed fee.

Tidser, 23, who was voted in the Scottish First Division Team of the Year last season, and nominated for the Scottish First Division Player of the Year has played over 100 games for Morton after joining from Swedish club Ostersunds in 2010, and has been highlighted as a rising star in Scottish football by a number of managers north of the border.

Manager Steve Evans swooped over the weekend as it became clear that the player and his reps were already in England to discuss a transfer to another League One club. 

“Young Michael Tidser is a player that we are delighted to have recruited given the options the young man has had since the end of the season. He is young, has a great pedigree and is now ready to establish himself back at a higher level of football. 

“My Head of Recruitment, Paul Raynor and myself have all watched the lad in action since the turn of the year and he has been in sparkling form. Again I must thank Tony Stewart and Paul Douglas, who worked tirelessly over the weekend to ensure that young Tids became a Miller. He is a superb passer of the ball, he’s always inventive and creative with his passing and is sure to be an asset to the squad we have in place.”

Tidser becomes Steve Evans’ seventh permanent signing of the summer, but it appears there could be more to come from the Millers boss. 

“In respect of the squad, my sole focus is now in the strikers department, and we are working towards a conclusion on that which in turn gives us an excellent squad for the challenges that League One will present.”

As well as helping his side finish second in the SFL 1 last year with 11 goals, the midfielder has also been recognised by his country, earning several caps at Under 18 and Under 19 level for Scotland, and he is available to play against Morton, when the two sides meet at Cappielow Park on Tuesday evening. 

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