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Broadfoot agrees new Millers deal

27 June 2016

Kirk Broadfoot agrees a new two year deal with Rotherham United...

Kirk Broadfoot has agreed a new two-year deal which will be formally activated on July 1st.

The former Blackpool and Rangers defender officially committed his future to the Millers this morning, and will join up with his team mates for the start of pre-season training at Roundwood this Thursday.

“I’m obviously pleased to get the deal done and I’ve loved my time at Rotherham since I’ve been here,” Broadfoot told www.themillers.co.uk.

“I’m delighted to get it over the line and it’s taken a bit of time to get it done but that was nothing to do with myself or the club it was more personal family reasons.”

The Scottish international played a major role last season as the Millers maintained their Championship status, capping an excellent season by finishing just behind Lee Camp in the player of the year vote and is looking forward to a new challenge under manager Alan Stubbs.

“I’m looking forward to playing under the new manager, especially with him being a centre half in his playing career at the top level and I’m always looking to learn,” Broadfoot continued.

“I spoke to a few boys that he’s managed at Hibs and they all speak highly of him so I’m looking forward to getting started.”

Broadfoot, who also took the captain’s armband towards the back end of last season, joined the Millers in 2014 and has made 60 appearances in all competitions for the club.

He scored his first goal for the Millers last season in the 4-0 victory at Milton Keynes Dons and is keen to kick on as he and his teammates turn their attentions to the 2016/17 campaign.

“You can’t stay static in a competitive league like the Championship because if you do you get left behind and hopefully we can push forward now,” Broadfoot explained.

“Every season you look forward to it with some hope and hopefully the manager to can push us up the league and we’re getting players in who are a good fit for the club and can improve the squad."

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