Craig Morgan has made it clear he wants to stay at Rotherham United and manager Steve Evans has described his skipper as “absolutely stunning”.
It would appear that all it needs to keep the 29-year-old centre-half, who is out of contract at the end of the season, at AESSEAL New York Stadium is the right Millers deal.
Other clubs want the Welsh international, but he said: “I feel like I fit here. I don’t always feel like moving is the best option. I have done that before and it hasn’t worked.
“I am settled here, I like what it’s about. I enjoy being captain.
“I am captain of the football club, and I have always said if the offer in front of me is in keeping with the football club then I will happily sign it tomorrow.”
“If it’s right, I want to be at Rotherham United.”
Morgan has been a key figure in Rotherham’s Championship survival and, after the club made certain of safety with Tuesday’s night’s 2-1 win over Reading amid unforgettable scenes at New York, his boss paid tribute to him.
“There were some big, big performances out there, none more so than my captain,” Evans said. “He was absolutely stunning tonight.”
Morgan added: “In fairness, I have always been told that the club weren’t willing to do anything until they knew what division they were in.
“I have respected that. I feel like I have done well. Clubs have made contact with my representatives, but I want to stay at Rotherham United. I will express my feelings. The gaffer wants to sit down with me.”
Despite his feelings for the club, Morgan, who played in the back-to-back promotions during the Millers’ rise from League Two to the second tier, is prepared to walk away if necessary.
“I am not asking for the world,” he said
“If they want to go down a different road then I have to look at other opportunities.
“It is my last big contract that I am going to be able to earn so I have to look after my family.”
The Millers players were fired up before the Reading clash by comments from Millwall’s Lee Gregory who said he thought they would “bottle” their survival mission and his own club would stay up.
But Morgan said he understand why the Lions striker had made the comment.
“Sir Alex Ferguson was the best at it in the world. Everyone is going to have something to say,” he said.
“You use everything that you can to your advantage in football. I have got no qualms with Lee Gregory saying that. I am sure in a reverse position I would be saying the same thing.”
Meanwhile, the Millers have yet to announce whether they will appeal against their three-point deduction by the Football League. They have until today to lodge it.
The club’s David Fellowes has been named Championship Groundsman of the Year for his work on the much-admired New York pitch.