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Significant Rotherham United contract update emerges

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Rotherham United are in talks with club captain Richard Wood over a new contract, journalist Paul Davis has revealed.

Having joined the Millers from Charlton Athletic back in the summer of 2014, Wood recently made his 200th appearance for the club across all competitions.

With Rotherham having triggered a 12-months option on his contract in the summer, Wood is now approaching the final few months of his current deal at The New York Stadium.

Now however, it appears the Millers are keen to extend the 36-year-old’s stay at The New York Stadium beyond the current campaign, judging by this latest update from Davis.

The Rotherham Advertiser reporter has revealed that the club are now in talks with Wood about a new contract to keep him at the club.

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Davis does also go on to note that talks about new deals for other members of the Millers’ playing staff are not set to start until the new year.

Key players such as top scorers Michael Smith and Freddie Ladapo, winger Chiedozie Ogbene, midfielder Jamie Lindsay, centre back Michael Ihiekwe, and goalkeeper Viktor Johansson all see their current contracts expire at the end of this season.

The Verdict

You feel there will be some mixed feelings around this update for those of a Rotherham persuasion.

On the one hand, news that Wood looks set to extend his deal will be pleasing, giving his importance and popularity around the club.

However, the fact that talks to secure the futures of new players will not happen until new year could be a concern, with the January window on the horizon.

You would expect interest to emerge in some of the Millers’ other players to emerge, given how good they have been this season, and those contract situations could put them under pressure to sell, which would be a big blow to the promotion hopes of the League One leaders.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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