Rotherham United defender Joel Ekstrand has revealed via the club’s official website that he is delighted to have joined the club and that he is excited about what lies ahead.
Despite Rotherham United being in a precarious position, Joel Ekstrand believes that this move could help kick start his career again after a frustrating couple of years.
In 2014/15, Ekstrand was regarded as one of the finest defenders in the Sky Bet Championship as he guided Watford to the Premier League.
However, a serious injury kept him sidelined for the entirety of the Hornets’ first season back in the top flight and the 28-year-old was subsequently released in summer 2016.
After a successful trial at Bristol City, the Sweden international signed for Lee Johnson’s side but was released in January after managing just two outings – one of which was against Rotherham.
The Millers snapped him up on a free and the towering centre half described the move as “win-win” for club and player.
Rotherham fans – what do you make of this? Can Ekstrand help you pull off an unlikely escape? Let us know in the comments below…