Proctor seals Millers switch

By David Beddows | 03/07/2017 0 comments

Proctor seals Millers switch
Jamie Proctor

ROTHERHAM United have boosted their strike force with the capture of Jamie Proctor from Bolton Wanderers.

The 25-year-old has signed a two-year contract at the AESSEAL New York Stadium and becomes the club's fifth signing of the summer. He still had a year to run on his contract at Bolton and commanded a small fee, thought to be around £75,000 plus add-ons.

The move also reunites Proctor with David Ball following his arrival from Fleetwood Town. The two played in the same side at Highbury, scoring 17 goals in the games they partnered one another in attack.

Proctor has also played for Preston, Swansea, Crawley and Bradford, for whom he netted six goals in 21 appearances. He had a lean time at Bolton, where he struggled to get into the side under his old Bradford boss, Phil Parkinson.

However he fills a Rotherham's need for a target man and manager Paul Warne says he also has the ability to bring others into the game.

He said: "He's athletic, he brings other players in and in a team with the midfielder I've got, I think he will get a lot of chances to score.

"He is mobile, we can lead the line and we will use him as a number nine. He's at a good age and I think he still has a lot to give. If we get the best out of him then I think we will have a great player.

"Jamie has played with David Ball and it always helps if you know someone else at the club."

Proctor follows summer signings Michael Ihiekwe, Darren Potter, Ryan Williams and Ball through the door, with two or three more signings expected.


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