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SIGNING | Darnell ready for Championship challenge

10 August 2016

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New Rotherham United signing Darnell Fisher says the reputation of the management team and the club allowed him to make the decision to swap Celtic for the Millers.

The full-back agreed a three-year deal at AESSEAL New York Stadium and becomes Alan Stubbs’ eighth signing since taking the reins in South Yorkshire.

The Reading-born ace carried out his due diligence on the club before agreeing to make the move back to England, confirming he consulted with Celtic colleague Scott Allan amongst others before agreeing the switch.

"I have spoken to a lot of the boys who have played under Alan Stubbs at Hibs, and they all spoke highly of him,” he told Millers Player HD.

“I obviously spoke to Scott Allan as well, and he had good things to say about the management and the setup here. I am really happy to be here, and I am looking forward to improving as a player.”

After first hearing about the move over the weekend, Fisher took little time to decide his future lie at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

After starting his career in non-league with Farnborough Town, the right-back progressed through the development squad at Celtic, making enough senior appearances to pick up a medal for winning the Scottish title during his time at Parkhead.

Last season a loan spell with St. Johnstone gave him further exposure to regular first team football, and he is now looking to move his career forward by coming back to England.

"I spoke to the manager on Sunday and now I am just glad that it is all done, and I am very happy to be part of this club,” he added.

"I went to Scotland when I was 16 so I am happy to be coming back to England. I am now looking to kick on and show what I am about. 

"It (St. Johnstone) was different from Celtic, but I learnt a lot from the experience. There were some good lads there, and the manager helped me out a lot. I was delighted with my loan spell there, but I am ready for the new challenge now.”

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