Midfielder Anthony Forde makes switch to Rotherham United

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ROTHERHAM UNITED have signed Walsall midfielder Anthony Forde for an undisclosed fee and he will officially become a Millers player tomorrow..

The 22-year-old has successfully completed a medical after agreeing terms with the Millers, and joined up with his new team-mates for the first day of pre-season training on Thursday.

Forde becomes new manager Alan Stubbs’ first signing as Millers boss, agreeing a three-year deal at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

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

After starting his career with Wolves, where he made appearances in the Premier League, he moved to Walsall in 2014 for an undisclosed fee.

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

Forde was one of the leading lights as Walsall spent the majority of the season in the tops six, playing 51 times in all competitions.

He is also a former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international.