Rotherham United: Millers make first signing of the summer and you’ll know him well

Rotherham have made a familiar face their first summer signing after Carlton Morris rejoined on loan.

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019, 5:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd May 2019, 9:50 pm
Carlton Morris in action for Shrewsbury against Rotherham in their Play Off Final at Wembley

The Norwich City striker originally had a loan spell with the Millers in the 2016/17 campaign and is back for next term.

The 23-year-old has joined on a season-long loan and will be hoping to make up for lost time after he missed the whole of the last year with a serious knee injury.

In fact, Morris' last senior game, ironically, was against Paul Warne's side when he played for Shrewsbury in the League One play-off final last May.

Norwich, promoted to the Premier League, clearly believe their player has a future at Carrow Road as he has also penned a one-year extension to his contract at the Canaries.

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Morris will hook up with the Millers on July 1 and take a full part in their pre-season programme.

He said: “It’s a great opportunity for me and I’m just really looking forward to getting started,” he added.

“I really enjoyed my time there in 2017 and it’s a great club. I get on with the manager [Paul Warne] really well and I know most of the lads so have already built those great relationships.”

Warne will be hoping they will be getting the version of Morris that was at Shrewsbury as opposed to the one that turned up at loan at the Millers in 2017.

Morris played 54 times for the Shrews in the 2017/18 campaign, scoring 10 goals as they came so close to pulling off a surprise promotion.

In contrast his time at Rotherham was one to forget as he arrived with the club virtually condemned to Championship relegation.

He was signed on transfer deadline day in January, but did not arrive in South Yorkshire until March due to a troublesome hamstring injury.

When he did make it to the AESSEAL New York Stadium he failed to score in eight appearances.

Morris' switch continues a strong relationship between the two clubs, which has seen a spate of loans over the last few years.

Sean Raggett spent time at the Millers last season, though it was ruined by injury.