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Millers agree Forde deal

Rotherham United have agreed a three-year deal with Walsall midfielder Anthony Forde for an undisclosed fee.

Anthony Forde has joined the Millers on a three-year deal Credit: Rotherham United Football Club

The transfer for the 22-year-old is due to go through tomorrow and he has joined up with his new team mates for the first day of pre-season training this morning.

He becomes new manager Alan Stubbs' first signing as Millers boss.

Forde enjoyed a productive spell with Walsall playing a major role in their run to the Play-off semi-finals last season.

In his first season he made 46 appearances in all competitions for the Saddlers, laying the foundations for a tilt at promotion last season.

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Rotherham United confirm Alan Stubbs as new manager

Rotherham United have confirmed the appointment of Alan Stubbs as their new first team manager.

Alan Stubbs (R) with his assistant John Doolan. Credit: themillers.co.uk

The 44-year-old and his assistant John Doolan take over at the Championship club after having resigned from their posts at Hibernian FC.

Both have signed three-year contracts at AESSEAL New York Stadium and will be speaking to the media at midday tomorrow.

Rotherham United open talks with Alan Stubbs

Rotherham United have been given permission to speak to Hibernian coach Alan Stubbs.

Alan Stubbs recently guided Hibernian to Scottish Cup success. Credit: Press Association

The Scottish club confirmed in a statement that after much reluctance, and refusing the initial approach, it had given the Millers the green light to hold talks with the 44-year-old.

Rotherham are looking for a new manager after Neil Warnock left the club, despite guiding them to safety in the Championship.

“Throughout, we have made it plain to Alan that we want him to remain as Head Coach of Hibernian and build on what has been achieved. Despite that, Alan has expressed an interest in hearing what Rotherham have to say.

I believe that our best chance to keep Alan focused and positive about his job at Hibernian is to allow a brief window within which Alan can speak to Rotherham. Reluctantly therefore, we have agreed to allow that to happen and we will take stock after that.

While we have agreed to the request, we hope that Alan will see a brighter future here at Hibernian with the continued full support of the Board.”

– Leeann Dempster, Hibernian Chief Executive

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Warnock and Heckingbottom take home monthly manager awards

Rotherham United's Neil Warnock, and Barnsley's interim head coach, Paul Heckingbottom have won the Football League's manager of the month awards for their respective leagues.

Warnock has overseen an astounding turnaround in form at the Millers since taking over, steering them away from the relegation zone.

Meanwhile in League One, Heckingbottom has overseen his own great run since taking over temporary charge at Barnsley, culminating in their Johnstone's Paint Trophy win over Oxford at Wembley.

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