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It's a big move for me - White

10 June 2015

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First summer signing Aidy White insists his decision to join the Millers marked a ‘big move’ for the former Leeds United utility player.

The 23-year-old arrives in South Yorkshire with a wealth of Sky Bet Championship experience having enjoyed a seven year spell with the Elland Road club, and is looking forward to getting his time with the Millers underway.
“It’s a big move for me. I was at Leeds for a long time but coming here was a great opportunity to get back to playing football and I’m delighted to be here and I can’t wait to get going,” he enthused.

“The club has been very successful over the last few years with back-to-back promotions and then last season in the Championship. They’ve been brilliant and they’re holding their own.

“I spoke to Steve [Evans] a few weeks ago and he wanted to get me here and we had a meeting set up and from there it all happened quite quickly.”

White made his debut for Leeds at the tender age of 16 but suffered a frustrating season last time out through injury. He's now back fit, and played against the Millers on the final day of last season in the 0-0 draw at Elland Road.

“I came on for the last 20 minutes and it was fantastic to be back playing. I wanted to make an impact because I’d been out for so long and I felt like I did and obviously Steve felt like I did to look at signing me. 

“I’m injury free now and that’s all sorted. I’m looking forward to getting down and playing and enjoying my football.”

The Otley-born utility man called upon his local knowledge and old friends ahead of making the switch to AESSEAL New York Stadium, and stated the move to the Millers was right for a number of reasons.

“I already know a few of the lads here and I spoke to Greeny and he couldn’t speak highly enough of the club so that was a big factor as well,” he told

“It’s not too far from home and I’ll probably be moving nearer this way and I’m looking forward to it. It is a big club and I this move ticked a lot of boxes for me, the main one was to be playing football.

“It was sad leaving Leeds but I think that this is what I need to kick start my career. I need to get playing games and while I’m still young at 23, I’d say I’m experienced."

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