Rotherham United have complete the signing of Ryan Williams from Barnsley on a free transfer as confirmed by the club website.

The Millers are looking to strengthen their squad to make sure they return to the Sky Bet Championship at the first possibility and they didn’t have to look very far afield to find their third signing of the summer. They have snapped up Ryan Williams from South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley, who was in and out of the first team since signing for them in 2015. He was allowed to leave at the end of his contract this summer and only had to move a few miles to find his new club.

Now Williams has penned a two-year deal with Rotherham and the 23-year-old winger will be hoping to be a key player as the club attempts to get promoted. He was part of the Barnsley team that won the League One play-offs in 2016 and will hope to use that experience while playing at the New York Stadium.

After Williams signed for Rotherham, his new head coach Paul Warne said: “I know of him from his spell down the road at Barnsley,”

“I’ve always really liked his energy and I knew he was available. We spoke to the Barnsley manager (Paul Heckingbottom) who we get on well with, he is one of the managers that I really trust. He recommended him highly to us. We watched a lot of footage of him playing, he is a highly energetic player, who can play either side. He is good with both feet, and really hard-working.”

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