ROTHERHAM UNITED: Great expectations are welcome for new Miller Laurence Wilson

New signing: Laurence Wilson
New signing: Laurence Wilson
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NEW Rotherham United signing Laurence Wilson said it took just two minutes to convince him to join the Millers.

The 25-year-old left back, who signed a one-year contract with an option for a further year at the New York Stadium on Wednesday, didn’t take much convincing to make the move from Morecambe to South Yorkshire.

He said: “Once a formal offer was made it took about two minutes to say yes.

“The club is on the up after a few years where it has been on the slide.

“But with a new manager, a new stadium and training ground it’s set up to go one way.

“I suppose there’ll be expectations on us at the start of the season.

“We’ll be one of the favourites, if not the favourite to go up. I like that. I want that expectation.”

Brought up through Everton’s ‘School of Science’ youth system before moves to Chester and then on to the Shrimps, Liverpool-born Wilson admits he’s happier to be playing in red. “I learned a lot at Everton and obviously I wish I was still there.

“Sometimes things don’t work out as you’d want them too though,” he said.

“I’m actually a Liverpool fan so it was sometimes difficult when they played each other.”

Millers boss Steve Evans has already spoken highly of Wilson and his new player is looking forward to beginning work under another Glaswegian.

He said: “David Moyes was a very good manager and was the sort of person that instilled a bit of fear in his players, which I think is what you need.

“From what I know of Steve Evans, from playing against his teams, I know he’s a winner.”