Rotherham United have today confirmed the signing of midfielder Darren Potter on a two-year deal. The free agent joins following his release from MK Dons at the end of last season, where he had spent six seasons with the club.

The 32-year-old becomes the second signing of the summer made by manager Paul Warne at the New York Stadium. The first being central defender Michael Ihiekwe, who joined from Tranmere Rovers, where he had also been out of contract. Potter has previously played in Yorkshire whilst at Sheffield Wednesday.

Potter links up with Richie Barker, who is the current assistant to Warne at Rotherham and has served on the coaching staff at MK Dons previously too.

The former Liverpool youngster states that Barker was a big reason for him agreeing to join the club, but is just glad to get his future sorted after a period of uncertainty,

“I’m delighted. It’s been a bit of a strange summer being out of contract and not knowing what you’re doing next, so it finally have something in plan now is great.

“Richie was a big influence and I’ve made no bones about that. We worked together at MK for two-and-a-half seasons I think it was and he told me a lot about the club and the manager here and that it would probably be a good step for me to take next.

“He told me about the philosophy that they’re looking to implement here going forward.”

Potter is certainly well experienced of Sky Bet League One, winning promotion out of it with MK Dons a few seasons ago. Warne and everyone at Rotherham will be hoping Potter utilises his qualities to the best possible effect next season as the Millers aim to jump back into the Sky Bet Championship at the very first attempt.

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