Skipper Wood extends his stay with the Millers

SKIPPER Richard Wood has signed an extended contract with Rotherham United, taking him to the summer of 2019.

The 32-year-old has become a regular under Paul Warne, playing an active role in the Millers’ upswing in form over the last couple of months.

Brought to the club in 2014 by Steve Evans, the centre-half has had his ups and downs under different managers but has proved his worth, none more so than this season. He has made 25 appearances so far.

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"I am very pleased,” he told the club’s official website. “I had six months to run on my contract so I am very happy to sign an extra year on top of this season. It has been difficult at times over the past few years but Paul Warne has had a lot of belief in me and looks to me to be a senior figure in the dressing room. It has been much more settled since he took the job, so I am very happy that we have been able to sort something out.”

The contract news will finally quash rumours linking Wood with Chesterfield. Their manager Jack Lester was a spectator at Tuesday’s match against Bradford City at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

“All I want to do is play games,” added Wood. “If I'm not involved I am always knocking on the manager’s door. We are getting there, we are on a good run at the moment and it is good to be playing in a settled back five."