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READ | Wiles "over the moon" to extend Millers stay

14 August 2020

Rotherham United midfielder Ben Wiles admits he is “over the moon” after putting pen-to-paper on a contract extension which will keep him at the AESSEAL New York Stadium until 2023.

The 21-year-old academy graduate has impressed the first-team coaching staff with his development and has been rewarded with fresh terms which will keep him with the Millers for an extra year.   

Wiles stressed the faith shown in him by Paul Warne and his staff, was a big reason for him agreeing an extension on his deal in South Yorkshire.  

“I'm over the moon with it, talks started before Covid came into it and stuff like that. I'm just happy to get it over the line and kick on from here. I'm looking forward to giving my all for the Millers. 

“Obviously it's rewarding to see they've got faith in me and to get clarification I'm doing what they want me to do. I know if I keep doing that, then the club is going to keep looking after me, I owe a lot to them because they are giving me the support to get better. 

“I love my football at Rotherham, I’ve never really played anywhere else. The fans are great and the staff are unbelievable, they give us all the resources we need so I'm really enjoying my football here,” Wiles told  

The midfielder, who resides in Rawmarsh, made his Sky Bet Championship debut on 4th August 2018, going on to represent Warne’s men a further 23 times during the campaign.

Now, after helping the Millers to promotion from Sky Bet League One, Wiles will get another chance to showcase his talents in England’s second tier and has admitted he is relishing the challenge.

“The last time we were in the Championship I kicked on towards the end but this year was the start of me being able to show people what I can do and play as many games as I can, obviously I've done that. 

“With the games under my belt, I've come back in good shape and the team are in good nick too. Obviously, having played here before it's just going to push me on to play with more confidence in the Championship and hopefully offer more than what I did last time,” Wiles added.  

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Wiles played a key role as the Millers won promotion to the Sky Bet Championship

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