When goalkeeper Adam Collin had a decision to make, he had a few choices. A few clubs were in the frame.
He took the long drive from Carlisle to Rotherham but then followed a familiar route - persuaded by what he’d seen and heard and so he ended up joining the Millers.
Collin was out of contract at Carlisle. Like plenty of clubs in the current climate, they were mindful of the financial situation and looking to trim back.
It meant the 28-year-old goalkeeper was left looking for a club.
“I had a few options,” he said. “There was a Scottish Premier League club interested and some in League One.
“I got a call from Rotherham and decided to pop down and have a look. “They showed me round the New York Stadium - I’d heard about it and it really is good - and I saw the training ground.
“I heard about the crowds they’ve been getting and how many they are expecting for next season and the ambitions that the club has and, after all that, well, it was an easy decision to make.
“Obviously everybody is upbeat after promotion which is how it should be and the club made it plain they want to go places.”
Collin, a native of Cumbria and and with four years and over 150 appearances at Carlisle, will do battle with Scott Shearer for the goalkeeping jersey.
“Yes, I expect that to be the case,” said Collin who travelled down from Carlisle this week to help launch the club’s new away shirt. “You expect challenges and this is one for me.”
Meanwhile, the club’s deadline for season ticket holders to reclaim their seat is 2pm today with the office open from 10am.
From Monday (9am), season tickets will go on general sale with the club expecting another good take up, possibly topping last year’s figure.