Millers settle Shrimpers dispute
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rotherham and Southend have settled their dispute regarding Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
League One sides Rotherham United and Southend United have amicably settled their dispute regarding the transfer of midfielder Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
It brings an end to a dispute in which The Millers asked The Football League in January to investigate the matter after the South Yorkshire outfit claimed to have agreed a £117,000 fee with The Shrimpers for the 23-year-old.
The former Charlton Athletic trainee had joined Southend on loan back in September before expecting to make a permanent move in January, but the completion of the deal failed to materialise.
Rotherham then claimed that the situation was one of the reasons they were left on the verge of bankruptcy back in February.
With Rotherham under the control of a new board of directors, both clubs have now been able to settle their differences regarding Campbell-Ryce.
The new agreement should allow the Jamaican international - who is currently on loan at Colchester United - to move to Roots Hall on a two-year contract in the summer.
"I am exceptionally pleased that this matter has been resolved in the best interests of both clubs and the player," Millers chairman Denis Coleman told the club's official website.
"This is good news for the club in its continuing fight for survival. This settlement is also great news financially particularly in this difficult period.
"I would like to personally thank Ron Martin, chairman of Southend United, for his professionalism and his constructive approach."