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Stephen Kelly agrees one year extension

29 June 2016

Stephen Kelly agrees a new one-year deal with the Millers...

Rotherham United defender Stephen Kelly has joined Kirk Broadfoot and Richard Wood in agreeing a new deal at AESSEAL New York Stadium which will come into effect on 1st July.

The Republic of Ireland international has agreed terms on a one-year contract which will see him remain with the Millers throughout the 2016/17 campaign having joined the club in November last year.

Boss Alan Stubbs admitted he was delighted to have tied the experienced defender down for another year and took time to recognise the former Reading man’s contribution last season.

“We are delighted that we have come to an agreement with Stephen,” Stubbs told www.themillers.co.uk 

“We know how important his role was towards the back end of last season. After speaking with him, and the likes of Kirk Broadfoot, we are delighted to be in a position to announce that they have re-signed and that they are now looking forward to the upcoming season." 

The 32-year-old made a total of 15 appearances for the club last campaign, including a string of impressive showings which saw the club record an unbeaten run stretching to 11 games in the Sky Bet Championship, alongside Broadfoot and Wood who have also pledged their future to the Millers.

“I know the value that they can add to the team," he added. "They have been here, they know what it is all about and they have been a big part of the dressing room, so also from that point of view it was important they stayed.

“They have seen their future with Rotherham and it is great that they are going to be part of us going forward."

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