Rotherham United: Millers sign Stephen Kelly

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New Rotherham United boss Neil Redfearn today made his second permananent signing as former Premier League defender Stephen Kelly joined the Millers.

Kelly, aged 32, has signed a deal until the end of the season at AESSEAL New York Stadium and follows striker Leon Best into the club.

Both are in line for debuts against Leeds United, managed by former Millers boss Steve Evans, on Saturday.

"Stephen is a quality player," said Redfearn, who has been in charge at Rotherham for six games. "He can play anywhere across the backline but is primarily a right-back."

Kelly, a Republic of Ireland international, has been without a club since leaving Reading at the end of last season but has worked hard on his fitness.

"It''s great to be here," he said. "Everyone has been very welcoming. It's taken longer than I thought to get fixed up but this felt like the right option for me.

"My fitness level is really high. I always keep myself in shape and I played in a full-scale practice match last week and felt pretty good right the way through."

Kelly has been training with Rotherham since the start of last week.