Wes Harding admits he is “buzzing to be a Miller” having put pen-to-paper on a deal until June 2023 at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
The 23-year-old defender made the move from Birmingham City to become Paul Warne’s fourth signing of the summer transfer window, joining Mickel Miller, Kieran Sadlier and Angus MacDonald in South Yorkshire as the Millers prepare for their 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship campaign.
Harding joined Birmingham as a 16-year-old in 2012 and went on to make over 50 second tier appearances for the club.
However, he stressed that it was an “easy” decision for him to make, after opting to depart Blues, citing the warm welcome he received from Paul Warne and his coaching staff as one of the main factors behind him opting to depart St. Andrews.
“I’m buzzing to be a Miller, I feel like one of the lads already, it’s a family club and I’m just happy to be here. The manager and his staff have been really nice and it was quite easy for me. I didn’t have a big decision to make, it just felt right,” Harding told www.themillers.co.uk.
“I had a zoom call with the gaffer and his coaching staff and it was a really nice chat. They made me feel welcome and comfortable, that was one of the main things for me really.”
The Leicester-born right-back has an impressive long-throw in his locker, which is something that will no doubt adhere him to his new manager Paul Warne, who has been yearning to add someone with that capability for some time.
As well as possessing this useful weapon in his armoury, Harding insists he is prepared and ready for the coaching staff’s notoriously tough pre-season programme.
“I’m fast, athletic, strong and like to get up and down the pitch. I’m quite attack-minded, but I also like to be defensively sound as well.
“I’ve got a decent long-throw and Paul Warne did mention it, I’ll be practicing it more now I know he wants it. All the staff have said it will be tough (in pre-season), that’s what I’m here for now,” Harding added.