TAYLOR MADE

Millers striker Ryan Taylor is set to pen a new deal this week.
Millers striker Ryan Taylor is set to pen a new deal this week.

ROTHERHAM United striker Ryan Taylor is set to put pen to paper on a new deal this week, bringing to an end a worrying time for he club.

Both Taylor and Adam Le Fondre stalled talks over a new contract leading to doubts over the future of the Millers’ primary strike partnership.

But while discussions with Le Fondre have reportedly been put on hold until the summer, Taylor is ready to sign a new two and a half year deal.

The 22-year-old’s current deal was set to expire in the summer, meaning he was free to talk to other clubs from this month.

But boss Ronnie Moore says Taylor’s indication he is ready to commit his future is a massive boost for the club.

He said: ““We’re looking at a two-and- a-half-year contract and want to get it sorted this week.

“That would be a massive boost for everyone.

“He returned here towards the end of last season looking a different player, even a different person, and he has pushed on.”

Promising youngster Grant Darley has penned a deal to keep him at the club until the end of the season.

The Barnsley born midfielder was kept out for some time by a shoulder injury after signing a six month deal last summer.

But he has impressed enough to be given an extended opportunity to force his way into the plans.

Moore opted against extending the loan of Blackpool right back Danny Coid.

Coid suffered ankle ligament damage on New Year’s Day which will keep him out for a few weeks so Moore took the opportunity to look elsewhere.