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SIGNING | Wilson keen to learn from new boss

2 August 2016

Kelvin Wilson talks to

Experienced defender Kelvin Wilson says he can continue to learn under Millers’ boss Alan Stubbs.

The former Celtic and Preston North End man believes he can excel under the tutelage of his new manager who also enjoyed a playing career as a centre half and played for Scottish giants Celtic.

The 30-year-old successfully passed a medical to complete his move to AESSEAL New York Stadium today, and he confirmed he is looking forward to working with his new boss.

“The manager told me what his plans are and that there’s players coming in and about how he wants to play and it suited me and both parties,” Wilson told Millers Player HD.

“He's played at the highest level and you can learn from someone that played in your position. You never stop learning anyway so no matter what age I am I’ll try and learn and get better.

“Nobody wants to drop down a division so when it came about it was a no-brainer. It’s a good stadium and I liked playing here previously, I'm looking forward to playing now. It'll probably be full most weeks so it will be a good atmosphere.”

Wilson is an experienced operator at Championship level following a spell with Preston North End and two stints with Nottingham Forest.

He moves to South Yorkshire ahead of Saturday’s curtain raiser with Wolves, with the Millers also facing the likes of Aston Villa and Brighton and Hove Albion in the opening month of the campaign.

Despite being a regular over the years at this level, the Nottingham-born ace says he is relishing the upcoming season more than any other with The Championship once again set to be as competitive as ever.

“I think the first game of the season is always a bit nervy and everyone is excited and it starts at 100mph, but as a season I’m looking forward to it,” he added.

“There's some big clubs in this division and some good players so you can't look at many games and say 'that will be an easy game', because that's not the case in this league.”

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