Millers sign Ellison
Rotherham have confirmed the signing of Kevin Ellison from relegated Chester on a two-year deal.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 15/05/09 1:07pm
Rotherham United have confirmed the signing of Kevin Ellison from relegated Chester City on a two-year deal.
The midfielder has been on the lookout for a new club ever since City released him at the end of the season after they revealed they couldn't afford to keep him on.
The 30-year-old hasn't had to wait long for a new club and the former Hull City man is now focused on achieving promotion with the Millers next term.
Joining a new club is often a daunting experience but Ellison should have no problems settling in having played with a number of the Millers' squad at various points in his career.
"I am good mates with Danny Harrison from my Tranmere days and I know Ian Sharps well too," he told the club's official website.
"I also played with Marc Joseph and Mark Lynch when I was at Hull so obviously the first day won't be too bad.
"I have heard good things about the manager and I already know John Breckin (assistant manager) from my time at Tranmere.
"I spoke to Danny before I signed for the club and he told me that it was very much a team that was on the up."
Despite being punished with a 17-point deduction at the start of the campaign Rotherham still managed to finish a respectable 14th and Ellison sees no reason why the team can't push for promotion next season.
"When I came down and met with the gaffer he showed me around and I was very impressed with the set-up," he added.
"When I spoke to the gaffer the first thing he said to me was he wants promotion and that is something you want to hear when you sign for the club."