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SIGNING | Millers add young stopper to goalkeeping department

2 September 2022

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Rotherham United are delighted to confirm the signing of young goalkeeper Robbie Hemfrey, who has agreed a deal at AESSEAL New York Stadium until the summer of 2023, following the expiration of his contract at Stoke City.

The 20-year-old goalkeeper has been training with the first team goalkeeping department at Roundwood and has now joined to complete the recruitment in the goalkeeping ranks this summer.

The Scot came through the ranks with Motherwell in his native Scotland before earning himself a move to Sky Bet Championship side Stoke City, where he featured regularly for the Potters’ Under 23s.

Hemfrey has represented Scotland at a number of youth levels and will now join as understudy to Viktor Johansson and Josh Vickers, who will compete for the number one jersey this term.

Goalkeeping Coach Andy Warrington believes Hemfrey has plenty of potential and is someone the Millers can help develop his game during his time at Roundwood.

“Robbie has been training with us for a few weeks now and we have seen some potential in him.

“We think he’s going to be a good development goalkeeper for us and he’s going to add to the goalkeeping department.

“He’s slightly different to both Josh and Viktor in the sense that he’s 6ft 4, so has a slightly bigger frame, which is a slight contrast to what we already have.

“We’re all really looking forward to working with him, he’s got really good character, good temperament and he’s worked with some really good people at Stoke City.

“Hopefully he will come in and push Josh and Viktor in the future, but at this moment in time we just want to develop him and help him find his feet within the group and see where it takes him.”

Hemfrey will wear the number 26 shirt for the Millers. 

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