Rotherham's Newton set for Cambridge move

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HITC Sport understands Rotherham midfielder Conor Newton is poised to join ambitious League Two side Cambridge United.

HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club that Cambridge United have agreed a deal to sign Rotherham midfielder Conor Newton.

Newton was placed on the transfer list by Rotherham at the end of last season after joining the club on a free transfer from Newcastle last summer.

The 23-year-old made 14 appearances for Rotherham last season, but Millers boss Steve Evans is happy to let the creative midfielder move on as he does not figure in their long-term plans.

A number of clubs have shown an interest in Newton, but Cambridge have moved to bring the midfielder to Abbey Stadium.

Cambridge boss Richard Money is a big admirer of Newton having worked with the player during his time as Newcastle's Academy Director and the lure of playing under Money is thought to be a big factor in Newton deciding to take the step down to League Two to join Cambridge.

Newton will become Cambridge's tenth signing of the summer so far as they look to build a squad capable of challenging for promotion next season.

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