UPDATED 04:34 27th January 2015
Joe, who started his career at Huddersfield, where he made over 80 appearances, joined Rotherham on loan from Bury at the end of the 2012/13 season, in time to win promotion to League One with the Millers. He was a key member of Steve Evans’ side as Rotherham won promotion to the Championship, where he started almost every game before being injured in late November. Skarz is a versatile defender who likes to play box to box. He never shirks a tackle and is a dependable and consistent player whose enthusiasm was evident throughout his time at the New York Stadium. As well as two promotions under his belt, Skarz was also in the Football League 2 PFA team of the year 2010/11 while with Bury. Joe initially joined the U's in January 2015 until the end of the season, before he signed a three-year contract with United in May 2015.