Rotherham United: New boy open to permanent Millers move

New Rotherham signing Miles Addison is enjoying playing regular first-team football again.
New Rotherham signing Miles Addison is enjoying playing regular first-team football again.
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Miles Addison has revealed he would be interested in joining Rotherham United on a permanent basis if the chance came up.

The defender made his Millers debut in their thrilling 4-2 victory at home to struggling Crewe Alexandra last weekend, having arrived on loan from Bournemouth.

Addison, contracted to the Cherries until the summer of 2015, has told The Star: “I would definitely be open to a move here. You would be foolish not to consider it. It is a progressive club who want to move forward.”

Several other League One clubs expressed an interest in Addison but the 24-year-old said he was persuaded into moving to Rotherham on loan until the end of the season following a conversation with Millers boss Steve Evans.

“As soon as I spoke to him [Evans], I just really wanted to get down here and get the deal done because I know that this club is not looking to stand still,” he said. “Bournemouth wanted me around until Christmas which was fine. Now I just want to play as much as I can and we will see what happens at the end of the season.”

Addison, who knows Claude Davis and Ben Pringle from his Derby days, has paid a glowing tribute to Evans.

He said: “He is a very successful manager. If you look at his track record, he has always done something positive where ever he has been.

“It is unbelievable what he has achieved with Crawley and Rotherham. Everybody knows that he is high energy. I think it would have been foolish not to jump on his ship and go on the journey that he is going on.”

Now Addison wants to repay the faith Evans has shown in him.

“I want to get my match fitness up and do my best for the manager and the club,” he said. “Playing reserve games isn’t the same as first-team matches but I don’t think that I am that far off.