New boy casn ‘feel buzz’ at Millers

Matt Derbyshire has signed a two-year-deal with Rotherham. Phot: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Matt Derbyshire has signed a two-year-deal with Rotherham. Phot: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
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New signing Matt Derbyshire said he could feel the buzz around Rotherham United when he came to talk about joining the club.

“I met the manager and the chairman and could see the ambition that they have for this club,” said the 28-year-old striker who was with Nottingham Forest this season and was one of seven players released.

“The manager told me about the plans and how the club aims to go forward and you could feel a buzz about the place. He’s stressed that he wants his players working hard and that suits me.”

Boss Steve Evans said that Derbyshire, who has a two year contract, brings the experience of having played in The Championship. He played 35 times for Forest this season scoring ten times.

He is the second signing after midfielder Conor Newton who joined from Newcastle two weeks ago.

Assistant manager Paul Raynor has admitted an FA charge arising out of an incident at the League One Play-off Final, understood to involve Raynor’s reaction to the early penalty appeal which was turned down..

He was banned from the touchline for the second half. The club has not yet been informed of the punishment.