Former Blade Brandy looking for fresh start at Millers

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Former Sheffield United winger Febian Brandy believes he has some “unfinished business” after signing for South Yorkshire neighbours Rotherham United.

Millers manager Steve Evans has recruited heavily over the summer as they plan for an assault on the Championship after promotion last term from League One.

While the Millers were flying high in League One, Brandy was struggling to make an impact at, first, the Blades – under new Bramall Lane manager Nigel Clough – before being loaned out to former club Walsall.

But Evans has recruited 25-year-old Brandy to add some width to his Millers squad and the winger is looking to prove a point on his return to the Championship.

“I still think I’ve got some unfinished business in football and I’m hoping I can address that and help Rotherham this season,” said Brandy.

“The Championship is a good level and if you do well there you never know what can happen,” former England Under-20 man Brandy said.

“I know a couple of the lads, I’ve had battles against Joe Skarz right from youth level and Kieran Agard’s a player I’ve known about since his time at Everton.”

Brandy has the trickery and ability to leave defenders bamboozled, but he admits he has to combine that with the work-rate demanded from teams coached by Evans.

“I’d like to think I’m an exciting player with pace and trickery in the final third,” said the former Manchester United youngster.

“Football’s a team game though and if I’m doing tricks and the team aren’t winning it doesn’t really work so the ideal scenario would be for us to be getting good results and allowing me to express myself in the right areas.”

York City striker Ryan Bowman has joined Torquay United.

The 22-year-old striker – who netted eight times last season for Nigel Worthington’s side – has agreed a two-year contract and left Gulls manager Chris Hargreaves delighted.

“We have a young, hungry striker, who plays on the shoulder of defenders, is good in the air, quick and scores goals,” said Hargreaves. “He is a big lad as well and possesses a good leap. He had a real purple patch for Hereford a couple of seasons ago and earned his move to York, where it didn’t really happen for him as much as it should because he was in and out of the team.

“I’ve always liked him and he’s ready to prove a point.

“There were lots of clubs chasing him, including some of our rivals, so I’m delighted to have him.’’