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Rotherham United land Scott Loach

5 June 2014

Rotherham United have signed goalkeeper Scott Loach following his release from Ipswich Town.

The 26-year-old former England Under-21 international joins on a two-year deal at New York and becomes the third summer signing following the club's promotion to the Championship.

Loach, who played 33 times for the Tractor Boys in two years at Portman Road after beginning his career at Watford, will battle it out with Adam Collin for the number one jersey.

Boss Steve Evans said: " Scott has made over 150 starts for Watford in the Championship so he has great experience at this level.

"He has played under the likes of the excellent Malky Mackay and Brendan Rodgers and they are two individuals who know a player when they see one.

"He has just turned 26 so he is at a good age, he has previously been called up to the England senior squad and has been capped repeatedly at under-21 level.

"He has great stature, he kicks well, he has all the attributes that a top keeper needs and he fits in perfectly to what we are looking for.

"He had a dream move to Ipswich, his boyhood club, for a sizeable undisclosed fee but it hasn't quite worked out as he would have wished. We are delighted to sign Scott, like our other signings, he has a fantastic pedigree and he wants to help take this club and his career forward."

Loach follows Newcastle midfielder Conor Newton and former Nottingham Forest striker Matt Derbyshire through the arrivals door at Rotherham.

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