White excited to get started with Rotherham
Aidy White signed from Leeds earlier this week and is keen to get going with Rotherham. Photo source: The Star

White excited to get started with Rotherham

Rotherham's first signing of summer, Aidan "Aidy" White, cannot wait to begin his new chapter with the Yorkshire club.

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Aidy White cannot wait to get started with Rotherham United, the Advertiser reports.

White made the switch from Yorkshire rivals Leeds United earlier this week, leaving the club he has spent 13 years with, having joined them as a 10-year-old.

He admitted that, whilst it will be weird facing his "boyhood club", he is "looking forward to that [game] already."

White opted for a switch to the Millers having been given few chances with Leeds. Despite making his professional debut for the club at the age of 16, all the way back in 2008, the left-sided player made just 103 appearances in seven years and just one this season. That sole display came against Rotherham too, in a 20 minute cameo off the substitutes bench on the final day of the season.

White has tried his luck elsewhere on loan during his time with Leeds, enjoying two spells with Oldham Athletic, scoring four goals in 24 games, and a stint with Sheffield United in the 2013-14 season, during which he made eight appearances. However, neither led to a permanent move and thus he remained frustrated at Elland Road.

Unsurprisingly, the 23-year-old cited this as a reason for his move, saying that the switch was made "to get [his] career back on track" as it will allow him to play "week in, week out." The opportunity to play regular football is one that has him "really excited" for the new season too, White admitting that he "can't wait to get going."

When asked what he can bring to the team, the former England and Republic of Ireland youth international said he is "fast [and] direct" as well as being a player who "likes to get at people and get balls into the box."

Rotherham just escaped relegation in the season gone, finishing 21st in the Championship, one place and five points above the drop zone. White, who can play as either a left-winger or a left-back, has been added to the squad to help them improve on this concerning finish.

The former-Leeds man was their first signing of the summer, with the arrival of full-back Joe Mattock on a free transfer following two days later, after he was released by Sheffield Wednesday. His signing perhaps indicates that White will operate as a winger primarily this season.

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