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Millers swoop for international keeper

1 September 2015

Rotherham United sign goalkeeper Lee Camp...

Rotherham United have signed goalkeeper Lee Camp from Premier League AFC Bournemouth, subject to Football League ratification.

The Millers swooped for the Northern Ireland international stopper just minutes before the transfer window slammed shut, after coming to an agreement with the player and his representatives this afternoon at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

“I am delighted that we have been able to secure the services of such an experienced Championship goalkeeper," boss Steve Evans told 

“The lad played against the Millers on three occasions last season and our supporters will have seen it first hand the qualities he possesses. Lee had a number of options presented to him from other Championship clubs, but after much consideration he has decided that his future lies at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

“I will add nothing else other than to say he now competes with Adam Collin to start in goal for Rotherham United. It goes without saying we all wish the lad every success.”

The 31-year-old played a part in Bournemouth’s promotion to the Premier League last season, and boasts a wealth of experience at Championship level.

He has represented the likes of Derby County, Queens Park Rangers, Nottingham Forest and Norwich City, clocking up over 400 appearances during his professional career.

Camp started his international career with England, representing the Three Lions at under 21 level, before switching his allegiance to Northern Ireland in 2011.

As a result of Lee’s arrival the Millers have allowed loanee Kelle Roos to return to Derby County.

“As soon as I became aware that there was a possibility of bringing Lee Camp to Rotherham United I immediately spoke with my counterpart at Derby County regarding the possibility of young Kelle being recalled back to the iPro Stadium. 

“I must thank Paul Clement for his full understanding in the matter and we all wish young Kelle a bright and successful future. He is young, talented and it has to be said he has conducted himself in the most exemplary fashion during his time with the club.”

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