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EX-CELTIC DEFENDER GETS TRANSFER MOVE

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FORMER Celtic right-back Darnell Fisher has quit Rotherham for Preston.

The 23-year-old defender has agreed a three-year deal with the Championship club and becomes manager Alex Neil’s fifth summer addition.

Fisher, who was signed in a cut-price £200,000 by ex-boss Alan Stubbs last summer, featured 35 times for Rotherham, but was unable to prevent them from suffering relegation to League One.

The Englishman said: “I spoke to the manager and he really sold me on the club.

“Everything he said to me about the club was positive and he’s going to add to it. Hopefully, we can do well.

“He has said he’s going to make me a better player and, hopefully, I can be a better player under his guidance.

“It was all very quick, I got the call yesterday and we have managed to get it done by today.”

Former Hamilton gaffer Neil added: “He’s perfect in the fact that he wants to try and find his way in his career.

“He is a determined lad. He has come through Celtic’s ranks, so he’s used to high standards and winning games and expecting to be challenging at the top end of the table.

“He has had that experience there, which I think will certainly help him.

“I think we needed a few more bodies in defensive areas and I think Darnell will fit in perfectly for us. I think it’s a great bit of business.”

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