New deal for "top pro" Lewis Price

By David Beddows | 06/07/2018

New deal for 'top pro' Lewis Price

GOALKEEPER Lewis Price has been hailed as a “top professional” after signing a new two-year deal at Rotherham United.

The 33-year-old served has served mainly as an understudy during his two years with the club but his experience, all-round contribution and ability to step in when called upon has earned the former Sheffield Wednesday man an extended stay.

While Price had been put on the released list at the end of last season, the door was left open for a return.

Manager Paul Warne told the Advertiser: "I like the chemistry Pricey has brought to the goalkeepers.

“I have a lot of time for him. He’s a good senior head and he was a big part of Marek Rodak’s progression last season because he pushed him. People who come and watch us train on a daily basis would always probably say he’s the best shot stopper we've got.

Lewis Price in training this week.

"Lewis is a top professional and there is always a future for people like that at this club. He can compete for the number one jersey and if he has to play a few games here and there – and he's played at this level – then it's not a problem for him. He is still young in comparative terms for goalkeepers. He likes it here.”

Another goalkeeper is expected to arrive next week, with another season-long deal for Rodak just one of the avenues being explored.

Meanwhile, the Millers’ friendly against Grimsby Town on July 20, cancelled on police advice, is due to take place behind closed doors.

The Advertiser understands South Yorkshire Police had inadequate staff to cover the fixture due to it clashing with the Tramlines festival in Sheffield.

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