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Millers Swoop For Former Owl

Former Owls and Liverpool winger Richie Partridge is all set to complete a free transfer move to League One side Rotherham United.

Partridge joined the Owls on a six-month contract at the start of last season, and was offered a contract until the end of the season to prove his worth at Hillsborough, but was released at the end of the campaign by boss Paul Sturrock.

The Millers now have a verbal agreement with the Irish winger to sign for the club after receiving good reviews from his former boss at Hillsborough.

Rotherham boss Alan Knill said: 'Ritchie is very enthusiastic about coming here and I've no doubt that he's capable of playing at Championship level.

'Moving to Rotherham will allow him to achieve that - hopefully with us - because he's 25 now and needs regular first-team football. I spoke to Paul Sturrock about him and he has nothing but good things to say.'

Partridge made just six starts for the Owls during his season-long stint with the club. He enjoyed successful loan spells at Coventry City and Bristol Rovers after coming through the youth system at Liverpool.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 16 2006

Time: 7:04PM

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Great signin for you should do well.
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16/06/2006 21:14:00

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18/06/2006 11:49:00

" hope he fits in well"
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18/06/2006 23:49:00

solid signing for you guys, good honest player but don't expect miracles
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19/06/2006 09:53:00

should settle with the millers, not a champs player
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