Rotherham United boss Steve Evans has again acted on advice from his fellow Scot Paul Lambert in landing right back Richard Brindley.
The 20-year-old defender joined Norwich City at the age of nine and came through the ranks there, so was known to Lambert when he was in charge at Carrow Road.
“I was first aware of him when he was a young player at Norwich and when I contacted Paul Lambert he gave him a ringing endorsement,” said Evans.
Lambert subsequently left Norwich to take charge of Aston Villa and, this season, Evans took 19-year-old left-sided player Courtney Cameron on loan from Villa who he arrived with Lambert’s recommendation. He went on to make 18 appearances in Rotherham’s successful promotion bid.
Brindley became the second signing after left back Joe Skarz turned his loan into a permanent deal after an impressive spell.
Then goalkeeper Adam Collin became the third signing after spending four years at Carlisle. He had the opportunity to join thre other clubs.