Millers announce retained list...
Rotherham United can confirm that eight players have left the AESSEAL New York Stadium following the end of their contracts.
First-team players Lee Camp, Stephen Kelly, Kelvin Wilson, Joel Ekstrand, Tom Thorpe and Chris Dawson will be moving on, whilst young professionals Fabian Bailey and Tom Rose have also been released.
Loan players Carlton Morris and Scott Allan will also return to their parent clubs following the completion of their loan deals.
Following discussions with all members of his first-team squad, boss Paul Warne publicly thanked the departing players, stating that two members deserved extra praise for their achievements in South Yorkshire.
“We wish all the lads who are leaving the very best for the future, but I would particularly like to acknowledge the contribution of both Lee Camp and Stephen Kelly,” Warne told www.themillers.co.uk
“Both were key figures in keeping the Club in The Championship during the 2015/16 season, and Campy deservedly picked up the player of the year award for his efforts.
“They are both great lads and served the Club with distinction during their time here.
“I wish all the lads every success with their next move.”
Warne also confirmed that he has offered fresh terms to Joe Mattock, Richie Smallwood and Richard Wood, whilst Jonson Clarke-Harris agreed a new one-year deal on Tuesday. Warne has also confirmed that he has made an offer to Cardiff City loanee Tom Adeyemi to remain at AESSEAL New York Stadium on a permanent basis.
The Club can also confirm that they will be taking up an option in the contract of Danny Ward to trigger a new deal for the striker.
“We have made contact with Joe, Richie and Richard and offered them all fresh terms to stay at the Club,” Warne added.
“We are looking to get things sorted as quickly as possible, as we have shown with the re-signing of Jono, so we await their responses.”