Rotherham United have signed Shaun Cummings on a free transfer as confirmed by the club website.

The 28-year-old defender was most recently at Millwall and made 23 appearances for them last season as he helped them to get promoted from Sky Bet League One. However he didn’t do enough to earn a new deal with the Lions and was released at the end of his contract this summer. And while he had to wait a while to find his new club, he has finally found a new place to play for next season.

Cummings has now signed a one-year deal with Rotherham and will now be looking to get two promotions in a row as the Millers seek a quick return to the Sky Bet Championship. The club got their first win of the season last night after they got a 2-1 win over Lincoln City but the former Reading man will now hope to break into the first team and help them to get some success in the league.

Following the completion of the new signing, Rotherham head coach Paul Warne said: “He agreed to come up before we signed him and he trained with us for a few days so we could get to know him a little better,”

“I liked what I saw, we need to get him fitter obviously but he will play a part going forward.”

“He is a really good kid, the lads like him and he has slotted into the club really well.”

“The fact that he was willing to come up and just train initially, with nothing on the table, with the clubs that he has been at was testament to his character. He has done well in training, but we can see that there’s more to him as he gets fitter. Once he is fit, he will be competing for a place.”

“He wasn’t going to be as sharp as the lads, it was more of a character test than a footballing test. I had seen him play, I just needed to know if he would fit in here. Coming up from London, would he be happy being away from his family, and would he suit us. I wanted to make sure it was a win win for both parties, and it was.”


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