Rotherham United: Clark Robertson becomes Millers' first signing of the summer

New Rotherham United signing Clark Robertson
New Rotherham United signing Clark Robertson
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Rotherham United have completed the signing of Blackpool defender Clark Robertson on a three-year deal.

Millers boss Paul Warne had made initial contact with the centre back prior to his side's triumph in the League One play-off final last month.

And the 24-year-old believes the opportunity to join a Championship side came at the right time in his career.

“I think it's the right step in my career to come here,” Robertson told the club's official website.

“The last two years have probably been the best football I've played in my career so far and I think coming here is the right fit for me at the right time.

“Hopefully I can come here and play well and develop even further under the manager.

“I had other offers in League One but I think I've got to test myself in the Championship and I feel as though I'm ready to do that.”

Robertson was a free agent despite winning the Seasiders’ player of the year award last season.

The Millers swooped to get their man with Robertson becoming Warne’s first permanent signing of the summer.

Robertson made 39 league appearances for Blackpool in League One last season, but the ambitious 24-year-old lept at the opportunity to test himself in the Championship this term following the club’s memorable promotion.

The Scot started his career with Aberdeen before a move to Bloomfield Road in June 2015.

He represented Scotland at Under-19 and Under-21 levels, with experience in the Scottish Premier League with the Dons, and League One and Two with Blackpool.

Robertson is expected to be the first of two signings announced on Friday.