Southend United have completed the signing of Rotherham United defender Ryan Cresswell Today.The centre-back signed a two-year deal at Roots Hall this afternoon to complete his free transfer move from the Millers.
And the former Millers player felt it was the right move for him after leaving the side he supported.
"I had 12 months left on my contract but I felt the move was right," Cresswell told the official website this afternoon.
"I heard there was interest from Southend and I met the gaffer and I just felt this would be the best move for me.
"It was time for change and a test and my family will be moving down shortly."
The 24-year-old started his career with Sheffield United and spent time on loan with Halifax, Morecambe and Macclesfield before joining Bury in July 2008.
The defender had two seasons with the Shakers before joining Rotherham in the summer of 2010.
He made 43 appearances for the Millers and has scored 10 goals and he is determined to gain promotion with the Blues.
"The side went close last year but we want to go one step further this time round," he said.
"Automatics have to be the aim.
"Everyone will tell you that winning the play-offs is the dream but I'd rather have automatic promotion wrapped up a few weeks earlier and watch the play-offs on the beach."