Talks over new Rotherham United deal for Ryan Williams

DISCUSSIONS have taken place over a new Rotherham United deal for Ryan Williams, the player has revealed.

The forward has been a revelation for the Millers since signing in the summer of 2017 after a frustrating spell at South Yorkshire neighbours Barnsley.

His two-year contract expires in summer and Rotherham are already in dialogue with his representative.

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"There has been some kind of talks between my agent and my club," the 25-year-old said.

"I am happy here. I am playing at a really good level, playing well in a team that is suited to me and for a manger who suits me.

"The rest of the contract stuff is to do with my agent and the club."

Williams endured a difficult time at Barnsley where a misdiagnosis on a pubic issue sidelined him for months. However, he has put those problems behind him at AESSEAL New York Stadium and been a virtual ever-present for the last year and a half.

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The Australian's form in last term's League One promotion campaign and in the Championship this season has attracted suitors elsewhere.

His bond with manager Paul Warne could work in the Millers' favour if they face a fight to hang on to his services.

"Player-management is probably the gaffer's strongest point, but he offers a lot of other stuff," Williams said.

"He has just kind of let me do what I need to do to go out and perform. I have a good relationship with him.

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"If he has a problem or I have a problem on or off the pitch, I just go and speak to him and he sorts it out and brings it all back down to earth.

"He has been massive for me, especially after coming from Barnsley where I had a period of being out injured.

"He has given me a platform, he has let me get on with it and let me do what I am good at."

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