Rotherham United: Derbyshire completes Cyprus switch

Matt Derbyshire
Matt Derbyshire

Rotherham United this afternoon confirmed the departure of striker Matt Derbyshire.

The 30-year-old, the club’s leading scorer for the past two seasons, is moving to Cyprus to play for Omonoia Nicosia.

Derbyshire, who was out of contract, had been offered a new deal by the Millers and new manager Alan Stubbs wanted him to stay.

Nicosia play in the Cypriot First Division and have just appointed former Newcastle United boss John Carver as their manager.

Stubbs, who has yet to make his first signing since joining Rotherham two weeks ago, will be focusing on strengthening his attacking options as centre-forward Leon Best has also left the Millers.

Derbyshire scored 18 goals in 74 appearances in his two years with Rotherham and was a key man in two successive Championship survival campaigns.

He is no stranger to European football, having played for Greek club Olympiakos earlier in his career.