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Millers capture 'keeper Collin

23 May 2013

Signing number three lands...

Rotherham United have completed the third close season signing after capturing goalkeeper Adam Collin on a two-year contract.

Collin, 28 played over 130 games in League One for Carlisle United between 2009 and 2013 and despite contract offers from two southern clubs in League One and SPL side, the former Newcastle United man signed for the Millers shortly after pen had been put to paper on a deal to bring in defender Richard Brindley.

Like Brindley, Collin has had a spell at semi-professional level having played over 200 games for Workington earlier in his career, but manager Steve Evans sees this capture as a real coup whilst at the same time ensuring a fight for the first choice between the sticks.

As well as a wealth of League One experience, he featured in two successive cup finals at Wembley, saving a decisive penalty in the semi-final in 2010, and coming out on the winning side in 2011.

“There was a bit of interest from League One and the SPL but I’ve chosen to come here because it’s a club on the up with a great setup at the training ground and the stadium. The location and the fanbase are excellent,” Adam exclusively told Millers Player.

Collin becomes the third signing of the summer, after full-backs Joe Skarz and Richard Brindley put pen-to-paper and the Millers boss expects him to have a tough season competing for the number one jersey.

“A lot of the success they (Carlisle) had in recent years was down to the big man’s form. We identified him in February as a potential target, and there was interest from two established League One clubs. He’s six feet four, kicks it well, he’s strong and has a big presence and has a real pedigree of course being from Newcastle United.”

There will be a full interview with Richard on Millers Player shortly.

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