Rotherham United: Winger Forde joins Millers

Anthony Forde, left
Anthony Forde, left

Rotherham United today made the first new signing of the Alan Stubbs era.

Right winger Anthony Forde, who was out of contract at Walsall, has joined the club for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

Manager Stubbs has been working on recruitment since taking the Millers hot-seat on June 2, and more arrivals are in the pipeline.

Republic of Ireland youth international Forde was highly regarded at the Banks’s Stadium and his form last season played a big part in the Saddlers reaching the League One play-offs, where they lost in the semi-finals to Barnsley.

The 22-year-old was with his new teammates this morning as they reported back for pre-season at Rotherham’s Roundwood training base.

“We have got a young, exciting player,” Stubbs said “He is quick, he likes to dribble with the ball and we are very excited about what he will bring to the team.

“He had a great season at Walsall, contributing significantly with goals as well as assists.

“He has a lot of potential and we are hopeful that we can progress him even further. Hopefully, the step up to The Championship is a platform where he can excel again.

“As a winger, he works very hard for the team. He doesn’t just look to be positive going forward. He is also very aware of his responsibilities going back. “He has got great delivery from set-pieces, and I am sure that will add goals to the team.”

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