MANAGER Paul Warne is pleased Rotherham United have "rewarded success" after home-grown talent Ben Wiles penned a new contract.
The extended deal, until 2023, follows the 21-year-old's emergence from the youth ranks to become a regular first-teamer.
Warne told the Advertiser: "We could easily have let Ben sit and tick along on what was left of his contract but that isn't how I think the club should be run. We have improved his terms and I think we should reward people and pay them what they're due. It is nice for us to reward success."
The move means Wiles will stay at AESSEAL New York Stadium a further year beyond his current deal.
The midfielder, who lives in Rawmarsh, has progressed rapidly since making his debut in a Leasing.com Trophy clash against Chesterfield in the 2017/18 season.
Rather than send the youngster out on loan, the coaching team continued to work with him. Wiles made 23 appearances in the Championship the season before last and was even more prominent last term, turning out 40 times in the push for promotion back to the second tier. He netted three times.
Warne added: "Ben is only 21. He's a Rotherham lad and he is going to have a good career and hopefully that will be with us.
"He has improved himself and we want him to have a great year back in the Championship."