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Morgan delight at new deal

23 November 2012

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Craig Morgan has revealed his delight at securing an extended stay with the Millers after completing formalities on an 18-month contract extension.

Morgan, 27, signed a short-term deal until January after leaving League One side Preston North End at the start of the season, but after a string of impressive performances he has been rewarded with a contract extension.

“When I first signed my ultimate goal was to stay long-term so I am delighted that it has progressed so quickly into a more permanent situation,” Morgan told

“The gaffer has kept me informed of the situation and I think he has been happy with my performances, and he said as we got closer to January we would talk.

“He pulled me in last week and said he wanted to come to an agreement on an extension, then obviously I got injured. Credit to everyone at the club for seeing it through despite the injury, I am very grateful for that.”

The Wales international has proved a huge favourite with the fans since his arrival, coming in for acclaim for a number of imposing performances alongside Ian Sharps. The former MK Dons and Peterborough defender revealed he has enjoyed his time with the club, vindicating his decision to rebuff advances by other clubs earlier in the campaign.

“In terms of settling in here, I have loved it. The lads are great in the dressing room, I am enjoying coming into work, it has been like a breath of fresh air for me to play again,” he added.

“I think I said in my first interview here that I really wanted to be part of what was happening here. There were other clubs expressing an interest in me at the time but I chose Rotherham over those clubs because of what I thought the club had to offer, and it has not let me down.

“The stadium speaks for itself, the Chairman is backing the club and everybody wants the same thing so hopefully we will get that come the end of the season.”

Morgan, currently sidelined with a broken bone at the bottom of his fibula, is expected to be out of action between four and five weeks.

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