Lee Frecklington signs a new deal until 2018...Rotherham United midfielder Lee Frecklington has agreed terms on a new two year deal with the club, subject to English Football League and FA ratification.
The popular midfielder, who joined the club in 2013 and enjoyed consecutive promotions to the Championship, had a year left to run on his current deal and has penned a new agreement which will see him remain with the Millers until the end of the 2017/18 season.
The 30-year-old former Peterborough United and Lincoln City man expressed his delight at extending his stay with the Millers and paid tribute to the AESSEAL New York Stadium faithful who he admits played a part in his decision to remain in South Yorkshire.
“I’m very pleased and I think it’s obvious that I enjoy playing for this football club and to extend it by another couple of seasons is something that I was keen to do and I’m really happy that it’s over the line,” Frecklington told www.themillers.co.uk.
“The fans have been brilliant with me since I came here in League Two and its nice to play for a club where you feel like that and I’m hopeful that I’ve got another two years at least of playing in front of them again.”
Frecklington played a pivotal role as the Millers embarked upon an 11 game unbeaten run that saw them secure their second tier status last season adding to his portfolio of success at AESSEAL New York Stadium which includes a promotion-securing goal against Aldershot Town and a Wembley win.
“It’s been an unbelievable journey and when I signed here four years ago if you’d told me that we’d have two promotions and two successive seasons in the Championship it would have been hard to imagine and what we’ve done is great and I’m hoping we can build on that now.”
The 30-year-old midfielder amassed 29 appearances in all competitions for the Millers last season scoring five goals including the process, including key goals against Middlesbrough and Leeds United and has set his sights on preparations for the new campaign.
“You need to make sure you’ve got all your minutes in before the first game of the season and it’s something that we’re all going to do,” Frecklington added.
“I’ve had a couple of sessions already and it’s been enjoyable so hopefully the trip to Poland will get the new lads together and it will be good."