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Saturday 28 May 2022
Washington moves to New York Stadium

Striker Conor Washington will be back playing in the Championship next season after signing a two-year deal with newly-promoted Rotherham United.

The 30-year-old will officially join the Millers on 1 July when his contract with Charlton Athletic expires at the end of next month.

Speaking to the Rotherham United website, Washington said: “It’s great to be here, the manager and his coaching staff set their stall out very early in terms of their interest.

“This has always been a football club that me and my agent thought would suit me down to the ground in terms of style of play and what the fans expect from a player. I think it’s going to be a really good fit.”

Prior to signing for the Yorkshire outfit Washington decided to do his own research on the club by speaking to former players and staff and of course his international colleague Shane Ferguson who arrived at the New York Stadium a year ago from Millwall.

“I spoke to Shane when I was doing my research into the club,” revealed Washington. “Everyone I spoke to, whether that be player, coach or person who has been here only had positive things to say about the club and obviously Shane is one of those people.

“I still think I have a lot to learn as well and I think they can help me to push on my game further, I’m excited to get going.

Washington, who is currently preparing for Northern Ireland’s upcoming Nations League games, previously played in the Championship with both Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield United.