Rotherham United can confirm that club captain Richard Wood has triggered an option in his contract which will see his current deal at AESSEAL New York Stadium extended until June 2022.
The Millers skipper has activated the appearance-related clause recently having been a regular in the heart of the defence throughout the 2020/21 campaign for boss Paul Warne, making 26 appearances in all competitions so far.
Now 35, Wood provides a wealth of experience to a relatively young Millers team and has revelled in his role as the ‘organiser’ of the back three which has been deployed countless times this season.
The Ossett-born general’s previous deal was set to expire this summer but will now run for a further year meaning his association with Rotherham United will reach the eight-year mark – an incredibly commendable feat in the modern era.
Wood has turned out 175 times in total to-date for the Millers having been signed in June 2014, included in that number was, of course, a colossal performance in the Sky Bet League One Play-off Final triumph over Shrewsbury Town at Wembley which saw him become the most unlikely of heroes with his match-winning brace.