Millers tie up Cresswell deal
Rotherham United have finalised the signing of Ryan Cresswell on a three-year contract from Bury.
Last Updated: 18/06/10 11:32am
Rotherham United have finalised the signing of defender Ryan Cresswell on a three-year contract from Bury for an undisclosed fee.
Cresswell had rejected the chance to extend his contract at Bury and had also been linked with a move to fellow League Two club Crewe Alexandra.
However, he has opted for a switch to home-town side Rotherham and has signed a deal until 2013 after successfully coming through a medical.
He previously had a loan spell with the Millers in 2007 and Ronnie Moore is looking forward to having the 22-year-old in his squad next season.
"Ryan has played a lot of games over the past two seasons," the Rotherham boss told the club's official website.
"He is a young kid with some good leadership qualities and he is a winner. When I went to see him I was impressed. He was pointing and shouting at strikers, telling people to hold the ball and that is the type of player we want.
"Ryan is a Rotherham lad so he wants to play for his hometown club so there are plenty of positives and at 22 he can only get better.
"I thought that we were a little short down the middle last year and the two centre-halves mostly had it all their own way. We didn't have enough cover so I am hoping to get that right this season."