New men drawn to Paul Warne as Ryan Williams joins Rotherham

Three signings in and a familiar story is beginning to get told.

Ryan Williams became Rotherham’s third summer addition, penning a two-year deal at New York Stadium following his release from South Yorkshire neighbours Barnsley.

The Australian, who made 17 appearances for the Reds last season, followed in the footsteps of Michael Ihiekwe and retained trio Jonson Clarke-Harris, Joe Mattock and Richard Wood in singing the praises of boss Paul Warne.


Darren Potter, the club’s second signing, was equally complimentary about Richie Barker, the Millers number two who drove that deal over the line.

Warne has had his detractors since taking over last December, but he is nothing if not popular with his players, both current and new.

And Williams was drawn to the club by Warne’s different approach.

“I got a call from the manager and that was the real turning point for me because within the first two minutes of the conversation I knew that this is where I wanted to be,” Williams said.

“It is a good club with passionate fans. The manager knows what he wants, and it is what I want as well, so it is a perfect fit for me.

“The manager here didn’t sound like the majority of managers, and that’s why I was so keen to sign.

“He is different, he was engaging and I enjoyed talking with him. He has a plan here, and it sounded great and I was fully in agreement with what he had to say.”



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