"Once I found out about Rotherham's interest it was a no-brainer really considering how well they did last season, the plans for the new stadium and them being a big club in this division. It was too good to turn down.
"I can't speak highly enough of Alan Knill," added Newey. "He's a very good coach and very good at what he does and he gets his teams playing good, attractive football. He likes to sign young players and bring them on.
"Bury have probably overachieved considering the size of the club. They have always been a club that struggles but Alan has gone in and done a good job. They were unlucky not to go up the year before last and last year they fell away in the last ten games or so but I think they will be up there again this year."
Newey joins fellow ex-Bury team mate Ryan Cresswell in the new look Millers back four, and added: "He's a good young player and he will only get better. He has all the attributes to push on in his career.
Back to his own game, he concluded: "I'm still at a good age and I feel I have a lot to offer in terms of experience. I still have a bit of pace and I can get up and down the pitch and I've a decent left foot. I'm excited about the new season, the same as everyone else. I always look forward to the big kick-off and I can't wait for Saturday.
"I think we will be solid. Obviously we have got injuries at the moment but when the manager is able to put out his strongest team then I think we will be a match for anyone."
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