Another Rotherham United signing ... Midfielder Oliver Rathbone is now a Miller

Oliver Rathbone. Picture: Rathbone. Picture:
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OLIVER Rathbone today became Rotherham United's third new recruit in two days as they wrapped up the signing of the Rochdale midfielder for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year former Manchester United trainee underwent a medical on Monday and moves to AESSEAL New York Stadium on a three-year-deal.

A week ago, it looked like the transfer might prove to be out of Rotherham's financial reach, but the club upped their bid more than once and Warne has now got a man he has admired for several seasons.

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His arrival follows the loan capture of centre-half Rarmani Edmonds-Green this morning and a permanent deal for defensive midfielder Hakeem Odoffin yesterday

Rathbone spent five years with Dale, racking up 183 appearances and scoring 15 goals.

He did his chances of a switch to New York no harm when he gave a man-of-the-match display against Warne's side in a 2-2 pre-season draw two weeks ago.

Last term, he featured in 46 games as Dale went down to League Two.

Warne, preparing his squad for their forthcoming League One campaign, said:  "In my opinion, Oliver is one of the best midfielders in the division."