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Done Deal: Rotherham United secure defender deal

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30-year-old defender Richard Wood has agreed terms to extend his stay with Rotherham United by one year, the club have confirmed.

The Yorkshireman is not short of experience – he has had permanent spells with Sheffield Wednesday, Coventry City, Charlton Athletic and Rotherham United.

When Steve Evans signed Richard Wood at the beginning of the 2014/15 season, Wood struggled to hold onto a first team place which resulted in loan spells elsewhere. These loans included Crawley Town, Fleetwood Town and Chesterfield FC.

However, the arrival of Neil Warnock meant that Wood could fight for that first team position he had been after.

During Warnock’s spell at the club, Richard Wood put in several quality performances and added an element to the Millers’ defence that they had been missing.

Before Warnock’s decision to put him into the team, Rotherham had been very weak at the back; they often failed to clear the ball, made silly challenges and were very disorganised.

Wood’s centre half partner, Kirk Broadfoot, is also out of contract this summer. Previous manager Neil Warnock offered him a new contract, but new man Stubbs still must make a decision on whether to withdraw it, like he did with Leon Best’s.


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