The Millers make signing number five...
Rotherham United have confirmed defender Danny Collins as their fifth signing of the summer, subject to a medical and Football League ratification.
The former Nottingham Forest captain becomes the Millers’ second signing this week following the arrival of Emmanuel Ledesma on Thursday.
The 34-year-old brings a wealth of experience to the Rotherham United rearguard and Millers boss Steve Evans delighted to have captured a man who arrives with glowing reviews.
“The opportunity to sign Danny came up after I became aware that he’d been in negotiations with two other Championship clubs and we met up with him and had a chat,” he explained to www.themillers.co.uk.
“His references were impeccable in terms of his fitness, hunger and desire it all shone like a beacon of light in the ocean and that attracted me to him.
“We’ve had a wonderful opportunity to bring him in for a year with the option of extending that if Danny proves to be as good as I think he can be.”
The former Stoke City and Sunderland man will add height and experience to the Millers’ defence, but Evans was particularly impressed with his desire to sign at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
“The main thing is that he’s hungry and he likes what we’re trying to do here so he’ll come in and play a major part.
“He’s big, he’s strong and he’s aggressive and quick. He talks well and he can organise the defence so he will be a very good addition.
“I got the benefit of being able to watch him live a couple of times for Forest last season and he was simply outstanding.”
Collins joins fellow new recruits Ledesma, Aidy White, Joe Mattock and Lewis Buxton in committing to the Millers.