ROTHERHAM UNITED: Laurence Wilson signs - now Millers target No 10

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Rotherham United boss Steve Evans, “delighted” at the signing of Laurence Wilson, is now negotiating with a man who could be clubs tenth arrival of the summer.

After revealing that Wilson was always his “first choice” left back Evans said he was talking with an unnamed striker and was also interested in taking an 18-year-old striker on a season long loan.

Of former Morecambe man Wilson, Evans told the Millers website: “Laurie is very quick, has great technique and likes to get forward and support our forward players, but his defending is top class.

“I think the lad is very capable of playing at a higher level than League Two and we all trust he will do that with Rotherham United. I thought he would have a number of options with one of them being an offer by Morecambe, so I am delighted we have signed him, he clearly sees the ambition at Rotherham United.”

“It has taken a number of weeks but I have signed the left back I identified as my first choice.”

The 25-year-old defender made 111 appearances for the Shrimps but rejected an offer of a new contract to sign for Rotherham.

He has penned a one-year deal with the Millers who retain the option to extend his contract for another season.

Wilson was capped for England at under 18 and 19 level as a youngster at Premiership club Everton.

The Millers boss said Wilson’s capture left them perhaps only a striker away from being ready for pre-season.