Millers sign duo as Taylor heads to Robins

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ROTHERHAM United have added two more players to their squad.

The Millers have brought in striker Chris Holroyd and Mexborough-born central defender Luke Foster. But striker Ryan Taylor has left the club and joined Bristol City.

Holroyd, aged 24, was released by Brighton who paid a fee for him nearly 18 months ago after he had an impressive spell at Cambridge United in which he scored 25 goals in 61 appearances.

He could not establish himself as a regular under Gus Poyet and had spells on loan at Stevenage and Bury last season before the Sussex club released him. He has signed a two year contract.

Foster began his career as a trainee at Sheffield Wednesday and didn’t make the first team.

He numbered Lincoln, York, Mansfield and Oxford United, where he made over 100 appearances, among his clubs before linking up with Stevenage last season . He played 23 times for them but missed the run-in and the play-offs due to suspension.

Foster has signed a one-year contract with an option to extend it.

Meanwhile, Taylor has become Bristol City’s second signing of the summer following the arrival of Yannick Bolasie from Plymouth Argyle.

Taylor, who bagged 12 goals last season, has signed a three-year deal at Ashton Gate but a compensation figure has to be agreed with Rotherham as Taylor, 23 last month, is under 24.