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READ | Wood extends Millers deal

26 January 2018

Rotherham United defender Richard Wood has penned a new deal with the club.

The Millers skipper has agreed an extension on his current contract which will take him through to the summer of 2019.

The former Sheffield Wednesday and Coventry City ace has been a regular for Paul Warne’s side this season, making 25 appearances in all competitions to date.

He also netted the winner in the away success against Rochdale back in October.

"I am very pleased,” Wood told iFollow Millers.

“I had six months to run on my contract so I am very happy to sign an extra year on top of this season. It has been difficult at times over the past few years, but under the current manager Paul Warne, he has had a lot of belief in me and looks to me to be a senior figure in the dressing room. It has been much more settled since he took the job, so I am very happy that we have been able to sort something out.”

This 32-year-old, who joined the Millers back June 2014, was delighted to put pen-to-paper, and is looking forward to helping the club maintain their sparkling recent form which has seen Warne’s side go nine games unbeaten.

"It is going well at the moment,” he added.

“All I want to do is play games, and if I'm not involved I am always knocking on his door. We are getting there, we are on a good run at the moment and it is good to be playing in a settled back five."

Wood has performed alongside Semi Ajayi to forge a formidable partnership which has been the cornerstone of the recent clean sheets against Portsmouth and Bradford City.

The Wakefield-born operator has hailed the recent displays of his central defensive partner, as he looks to pick up where he left off following the break in fixtures this weekend.

"Semi has come back in and has been unbelievable,” he continued.

“He has definitely got all the attributes, and if I can help him and we can keep producing clean sheets like we have done over the last couple of games, then all the better.”

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