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New signing David Ball is targeting another season of League One success following his move to the Millers.
The former Fleetwood Town ace played a major role as the Cod Army upset the form guide to finish fourth in last season’s third tier standings.
Now Ball is targeting another finish in the higher-echelons of the division after he penned a two-year to move to South Yorkshire.
"I am obviously delighted to finally have it over the line. I am really excited to get started,” he told www.themillers.co.uk
"I have been speaking to a few different people, and then I was away for a couple of weeks, so that made the deal a bit longer. I am delighted now that it is all done.
"I know quite a few of the lads here. There are some talented players at the club. I think that will only make me better as a player. I expect us to be challenging at the top end of the table with the squad we are putting together.”
The 27-year-old enjoyed his formative years with Premier League giants Manchester City, and has carved an impressive career after spells with Peterborough United and Fleetwood in recent years.
He netted 14 goals last term as Fleetwood defied the odds to push hard for a place in The Championship, before a semi-final play-off defeat to Bradford City.
With a previous successful campaign in League One at Peterborough also behind him, Ball says the lower-league experience garnered over the years will help him adapt to life at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.
"I have a lot experience in this league from Peterborough and Fleetwood,” he confirmed.
“For me hopefully I can bring that to the team as well. We have a similar type of experience already here, which is why I wanted to join. There are lads here who have had the chance to play higher which I think will bode well for next season.”
Ball will join up with his new team mates next week when Warne’s squad reunite for the start of pre-season training, but with several faces well known to the Whitefield-born front-man, he says the settling in process should take care of itself.
"I know probably five or six of the lads,” Ball adds.
“They are all good guys, and they have all been texting me when they knew I was coming. That is great for me coming into a new club, but everyone has made me feel welcome so far.”