Alan Stubbs talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Rotherham United manager Alan Stubbs says his patience has paid off after completing the loan signing of Jake Forster-Caskey.
The Millers boss made the Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder his third summer signing after securing the former England under 21 international on a season long loan deal.
Forster-Caskey will train with the Millers today for the first time, and joins fellow new recruits Anthony Forde and Lewis Price as boss Stubbs looks to prepare his squad for the season curtain raiser against Wolves on August 6th.
“Jake is a very talented footballer,” boss Stubbs told www.themillers.co.uk
“He is one we have been trying to get done for a number of weeks now. It has took a little bit of time but I am pleased that we have managed to eventually get it over the line.”
Forster-Caskey burst onto the scene at Brighton after progressing through the England age groups, but recently he has been elsewhere as he looks to secure regular first team football.
Last season he enjoyed a productive loan spell at Milton Keynes Dons, where he played 24 times.
Stubbs confirmed that he has been trailing the Southend-born playmaker for some time, and he believes he will slot seamlessly into his intended playing style for next season.
“I had a good chat personally with Jake over the phone and from what I can gather he liked what I had to say, and what I wanted the team to play like,” Stubbs added.
“That would suit his style, he is a very intelligent footballer, he has a good range of passing and you look at his pedigree and it speaks for itself.
“He has been capped at all levels. He wanted to get back to that level again and we will certainly give him an opportunity to do that. To have played that amount of games for his age tells you what other managers thought of him.
“We are pleased to have his services for the whole of the season and I am looking forward to working with him.”