Final taste of Pringle to Andy’s liking

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A final check on midfielder Ben Pringle convinced Rotherham United manager Andy Scott to make him one of his summer targets.

Scott went to Bramall Lane at the end of the season to watch Pringle play for Derby County in a Reserves League title decider against the Blades.

Pringle skippered the Rams second string and ended up lifting the championship trophy, the second successive season Pringle had helped them do that.

It was confirmation for Scott of what he’d seen previously from the 21-year-old who plays centrally or wider and he has become his first capture as Millers manager.

Noted as a hard-working player who likes to get involved, he has been at Derby two years after previously being at Ilkeston Town.

There he helped them to promotion from the Unibond League to Conference North and in charge as joint manager at the time was Rob Scott, brother of the Millers manager.

Pringle joined Derby in 2009 as one of several young players in a development squad with the intention of improving players and bringing them into first team contention.

Pringle did get a very early chance - his second senior outing for Derby was at Don Valley Stadium in a Carling Cup defeat - and he was Derby’s Young Player of the Year that season.

He made three starts this season and another dozen as a substitute.

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