What happens next for Curtis Tilt? 'Don't ask me,' says the Rotherham United defender

LOAN star Curtis Tilt says he will leave it to Rotherham United and Wigan Athletic to decide on his long-term future.
Curtis Tilt's sole Rotherham appearance, at Rochdale in May 2020Curtis Tilt's sole Rotherham appearance, at Rochdale in May 2020
Curtis Tilt's sole Rotherham appearance, at Rochdale in May 2020

CURTIS Tilt says he will leave it to Rotherham United and Wigan Athletic to decide on his long-term future.

The centre-half has made only one Millers appearance since his £100,000 arrival in January 2020 and is in his third loan spell with the Latics.

He wants to focus solely on playing while the two League One promotion rivals work out what happens next.

“I’m concentrating on the games and I’ll leave everything else in the hands of other people,” he said.

“It’s other people who have the power to make those decisions, not me. Whatever happens on that score will happen.

“I’m just taking it block my block – the first target was to get into the Wigan team and the next target will take us to January.

“If the clubs want to talk, then fine, but I’m just happy to do my talking on the field.”

Tilt, whose Rotherham contract runs until 2023, is due to spend the season on loan at the DW Stadium but other options include the third-placed Millers recalling him in the New Year transfer window or maybe selling him to the Latics.

The 30-year-old took some time to work his way into Wigan's starting 11 this season but has scored twice in his last two matches to help Athletic top the table.

He added: “I’m enjoying my football. I’m enjoying training and the dressing room this year is fantastic, as it was last year.

“As soon as the opportunity to come back here came up, I was more than happy to get it moving.

“I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t frustrating to be out of the team. If you’re out of the team and you’re happy with that, I don’t think you should be playing football in the first place.

“While it was frustrating, it was also great to see the lads playing doing so well.

"It’s not just about the 11 players out on the field, it’s also about the ones who are waiting for their chance to show what they can do. It’s a team effort.”