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Burke relishing Millers chance

22 January 2016

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Chris Burke joins in first ever loan switch...

New Rotherham United recruit Chris Burke says he is looking forward to the first loan switch of his career following his arrival from Nottingham Forest.

The 32-year-old Scot put pen-to-paper on a whirlwind temporary move which will see him remain with the Millers until the end of the season and is looking forward to the challenge that awaits him as part of Neil Redfearn’s side.

“It was Thursday when I spoke to the manager so it moved very quickly,” he told

“It showed intent to want to sign me and I’m sat here now having an interview on Friday.

“This is actually the first loan spell of my career and I’m delighted to be here and I hope we can be successful together and stay in this division and start climbing the table as quickly as possible.”

Burke is a stalwart of the second tier having enjoyed prolonged spells with Cardiff City and Birmingham City before joining Forest and is relishing the chance to earn a place in the first team fold in the setup at AESSEAL New York Stadium. 

“I’ve played in the Championship for many seasons now, probably about nine or ten in total, it’s a tough league but a very enjoyable one at that and definitely where I want to be,” he enthused.

“My situation at Nottingham Forest was that I wasn’t playing much and I wanted to go out and play football and Rotherham were a team that showed intent to offer that to me and hopefully we can be very successful together.

The former Rangers midfielder has already come across some of his new teammates when the Millers met with Nottingham Forest in the City Ground earlier this season and will join up with a couple of his colleagues from time spent with previous employers.

“I was with Danny Collins at Nottingham Forest for a very short spell and I was with Kirk Broadfoot for a long time at Rangers.

“They’re a team that work hard and want to stay in this division and I’ve played against them a few times and I was very impressed with the stadium when I first came."

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