Matt Palmer talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
New signing Matt Palmer insists the vision of Millers boss Paul Warne was a key factor in his decision to end his long association with Burton Albion and put pen-to-paper on a deal at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
Palmer progressed through the ranks at the Pirelli Stadium before impressing in the senior setup, in which he has been a key component of Albion’s survival in the second tier in recent years.
However, having spoken with Millers manager Paul Warne, who outlined his intentions for his new signing and the club, Palmer admitted the chance to sign terms in Rotherham was the right move for him.
“I've had conversations with the Gaffer and he's spoken very positively and it's made me realise that this is the right place to be and the right place for my development,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.
“Hopefully I can play well for him and play well for the team.
“After speaking to the Gaffer he made it quite an easy decision. He's obviously got good plans for the team and good plans for me and it was all very positive. I've been at Burton for a while but I thought it was time to move on and Rotherham is a good place for me to come.”
With the Millers currently positioned in the Sky Bet League One Play-off places ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, Palmer is keen to help his new side kick on and make an immediate return to the Championship, in which he has played 11 times for the Brewers this season.
“I'm pleased to get it over the line and I'm looking forward to getting in, training with the lads and continuing the good work that they've done this season and hopefully helping push on to maybe get promotion,” he continued.
“I think I'm a midfielder that likes to get on the ball and try and dictate the play. Whether that's further back or in advanced positions, I like to try and get assists, goals and get around the pitch and hopefully I can show all that and do well for Rotherham.
“He [Paul Warne] describes himself as a character and as soon as I met him I knew he had lots of ideas for how he wants his teams to play where he wants to go with the team. He's got lots of ideas for me and how I can improve, so it was all very positive and I can't wait to get going.”