"Yeah, obviously like you say we haven't got too many defenders and he's obviously a proven Premiership player. I was speaking to Matty Upson about him and he said he's a good lad and a great player as well so he's obviously a good signing and Richard Dunne hopefully as well," Milner told Sky Sports.
"I think the two experienced players and like I've just said we've got some good quality young players coming through, the likes of Ciaran Clark and Shane Lowry as defenders, to name two, and I think it's important you have that experience alongside them and even Curtis (Davies) as well. Curtis has done fantastic.
"These very experienced Premiership players will help the younger players come on and improve and make us stronger as a unit."