Position Defender

Country English

Signed Friday 31.05.19

Squad Number 5

5


32-year-old former Premier League centre-half Matt Mills signed on a one-year deal as the first signing after the close of the 2018/2019 season.

Despite spending the previous campaign at Indian Super League side Pune City, Mills has played over 300 games in the Championship as well as two games for Manchester City in the English top flight.

Mills started his career at Swindon Town, where he is from, before switching to Southampton Academy in 1999 where he signed his first professional deal three years later.

In January 2006, Mills joined Man City where, after a season troubled by injury, he made his Premier League debut as a substitute in a 2-0 defeat against Chelsea.

Spells at Doncaster Rovers and Reading followed, during which he reached the FA Cup Quarter-Finals and the Championship Play-Off Final with the Royals.

In July 2011, Mills signed for Championship side Leicester City, a move which saw him reject a contract at Premier League Wolverhampton Wanders, choosing to reconnect with former Man City manager Sven-Göran Eriksson at The Foxes.

Mills also spent time at Bolton Wanderers between 2012 and 2015 before Joining Nottingham Forest until January 2018.

The 32-year old also gained valuable experience with England Under 19s, helping the side to the final of the European Under-19 Championships where they lost to France.

The older brother of Forest Green left-back Joseph, Mills is taking his first steps onto a new career path by taking up a player/coach role, which will provide invaluable experience to the squad.