Rotherham United have announced via their official club website that they have signed former Nottingham Forest defender Danny Collins.
The 34-year-old is the Millers’ fifth signing already this summer following the arrivals of Lewis Buxton, Joe Mattock, Aidy White and Emmanuel Ledesma, the latter of which only signed permanently on the 1st of July.
Collins will bring in a wealth of experience having made over 300 appearances in his entire professional career, which started back in 2001 when he made his first team debut for Chester City.
Having played in the Premier League with the likes of Stoke City and Sunderland, Collins is expected to help the development of the younger players in the squad as well as the development of the club itself.
Speaking exclusively to the club’s official website, manager Steve Evans has expressed his delight at the deal as well stating how impressed he was at Collins keenness to sign for the club. He said: “The main thing is that he’s hungry and he likes what we’re trying to do here so he’ll come in and play a major part.
“He’s big, he’s strong and he’s aggressive and quick. He talks well and he can organise the defence so he will be a very good addition.
“I got the benefit of being able to watch him live a couple of times for Forest last season and he was simply outstanding.”
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