Rotherham United: Millers confirm first signing of three

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Rotherham United will have at least three more new faces in time for next week’s return to pre-season training.

The signing of Bury winger David Worrall was confirmed yesterday and they have beaten off interest from Crawley Town and Crewe Alexandra (their opening day opponents at Gresty Road on August 3) in agreeing a deal with Aldershot striker Danny Hylton.

Meanwhile, Rob Milsom, a left-sided player who is at Aberdeen, looks set to be the next newcomer.

Worrall, 22, recently rejected the chance to link up with his former Bury boss Richie Barker at Crawley to join Rotherham. Last year, the Sussex club made a bid of £150,000 for him.

The player had talks with them this summer but turned down the chance of a move and Rotherham persuaded him to join them.

He links up with former Bury colleague Joe Skarz who joined the Millers permanently at the end of the season.

He plays out wide but also can operate in midfield and made over 150 appearances for the Shakers. He started there, moved to West Brom when only 16 but didn’t break through and returned to Bury three years ago.

Hylton - who scored a hat-trick against the Millers to knock them out of the FA Cup in January - was one of 13 players made redundant by Aldershot who went into administration last month.

He is understood to have spoken with Crawley and Crewe and also attracted interest from Shrewsbury. Crewe were confident they would land him but he has plumped for the Millers.

Milsom - Millers star Kari Arnason was a teammate at Abereen - is a graduate of Fulham’s Academy but only established himself in first team football when going to Scotland.

After recovering from knee surgery, he figured little early last season but played more in the second half but made only 14 appearances.