There was a point of reference for new winger David Worrall when he had the chance to join Rotherham United.
It was left back Joe Skarz and what his former teammate told him helped persuade Worrall that he was making the right move.
Worrall and Skarz were teammates at Bury last season until Skarz moved on transfer deadline day to the New York Stadium and proved an astute acquisition in the final weeks of the season.
So, when the Rotherham interest in Worrall arose, the 22-year-old spoke with his former teammate: “Joe told me all about it and helped convince me ,” said Worrall.
“He said it is a club looking to move forward. The stadium is unbelievable,they have an excellent training ground and it’s obvious what their ambitions are.”
Worrall looked to be moving elsewhere - believed to be Crawley, managed by ex-Millers striker Richie Barker who had managed Worrall at Bury. The fact he wanted him in his squad might also be a telling indication of his likely worth at League One level.
Crawley had posted a bid reported to be £150,000 last August for Worrall. There has been no indication from Rotherham about a fee but Worrall still had a year left on his contract - he was one of only eight players remaining under contract - so it must be assumed that Rotherham have paid something.
He becomes the third signing and the arrival of Aldershot striker Danny Hylton is expected to be confirmed this week.