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Millers swoop for Maguire

24 July 2015

The Millers sign Chris Maguire...

Rotherham United have completed their 11th signing of the summer after agreeing a deal with former Sheffield Wednesday forward Chris Maguire, subject to medical and Football League ratification.

The versatile striker, who can also play in a wide role, put pen-to-paper this morning after agreeing personal terms, as boss Steve Evans continues to mould his squad ahead of the big kick off against MK Dons on August 8th.

Maguire left the Owls after a three-year stay at Hillsborough during the close season, making the short journey to Rotherham whilst also linking up with former teammtes Joe Mattock and Lewis Buxton.

The deal delighted boss Evans who told this morning:

“It is fantastic news that has reached me in Scotland this morning that Chris Maguire has become a Miller,” beamed Evans.

“This young man is a player I have admired since his days at Aberdeen and he was a lad that was on my targeted list of players at the end of last season. We have had to be patient as we gave this young man the time to speak to a number of Championship clubs who wanted him to join them.”

Maguire made 46 appearances for Wednesday last season, including coming off the bench against the Millers at AESSEAL New York Stadium. He started his career with Aberdeen and also had spells with the likes of Derby County and Portsmouth.

Evans admitted that he has been a long time admirer of Maguire and pointed to his versatility as a factor in his decision to move for the 26-year-old.

“We love a player who can play in more than one position, and we all know that Chris Maguire can play as a striker or indeed a wide position, he has great qualities in both departments,” Evans continued.

“He joins what is already a talented squad and in the next week or so I would envisage that same squad maybe strengthened further. 

“This has been a summer transfer window that has seen us with a very specific targeted approach for players. The focus, attention to detail, player references and what they will add to the Millers has been at the forefront of our thoughts in everything that we have done. 

“Once again I must thank my Chairman Tony Stewart for his continued and everlasting support.”

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