Millers new boy Potter is here to win

By David Beddows | 15/06/2017

Millers new boy Potter is here to win
Millers new boy Darren Potter

WINNING football is on Darren Potter's mind as he looks forward to a new start at Rotherham United.

At 32, the new arrival from MK Dons has made it clear he still has plenty of drive.

He won promotion from League One with the Dons two years ago and despite approaching the autumn of his career, he wants a repeat.

Potter told the Advertiser: "It's a difficult league but I'm pretty sure everybody's aim within the club will be to go straight back up, that's one of the things that attracted me.

"I want to be a winner and I want to get back out of the league if we can straight away.

"It's not easy, I've tried it myself on many occasions and failed, but I'm sure we will be giving it a right go."

The move reunites the midfield man with Richie Barker. The Millers number two held the same post at Milton Keynes during part of Potter's six years there and although the former Republic of Ireland international has spoken to numerous clubs this summer, Barker was a major factor in his decision to come to South Yorkshire.

"Richie was the driving force behind it," he said. "We worked together for two-and-a-half years and struck up a relationship from day one and got on really well. We have shared a lot of things together and he has helped me out with my coaching badges etc. He is somebody I respect immensely."

Potter is expected to be joined by another new face, Fleetwood Town striker David Ball, next week, while Australian midfielder Ryan Williams is also being linked with a move to the New York Stadium.

Catch this week's Advertiser for the latest on Danny Ward's future at Rotherham United.

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