Richard Wood signs new Rotherham United contract

Richard Wood signs new Rotherham United contract

By Paul Davis | 03/02/2020

Richard Wood signs new Rotherham United contract
Richard Wood

LONG-SERVING captain Richard Wood today extended his stay with Rotherham United and immediately set his focus on winning promotion with the Millers this season.

The skipper, who has been with the club since 2014, has signed a one-year contract extension taking him to the summer of 2021.

Rotherham are top of League One and the 34-year-old says securing a new deal now allows him to devote all his attention to the title run-in.

"It's always a worry when you're coming to the last few months of your contract," he said.

"Getting this new one out of the way means I can concentrate solely on trying to help us go up.

"I believe we are good enough to finish as champions."

Wood, signed by Steve Evans, has made 143 appearances and had become a favourite of the fans in the last few seasons.

He scored both goals in the League One Play-off Final success over Shrewsbury Town in 2018 and has been a key figure in the Millers' rise to the summit of the third tier this term.

No player has been with the club for longer and manager Paul Warne has said in the past that while ever he is boss there will always be a role for Wood.

Rotherham, who have won seven of their last eight matches, are at Lincoln City on Friday night when they will be cheered on by a sold-out away following.