Rotherham United: Skipper Craig Morgan waits for Millers contract offer

Craig Morgan
Craig Morgan

Rotherham United skipper Craig Morgan has revealed he would love to be with the club next season.

The centre-half is out of contract in the summer and says he has yet to be offered a new deal.

But the 29-year-old told The Star: “Of course I’d be open to staying next season.

“I’ve said if the club offer me a contract and it’s right and in keeping with what other people at the club are on then I’d sign it tomorrow.”

The 21st-placed Millers tomorrow face a huge Championship home clash with Millwall, occupying the final relegation spot, and Morgan has pledged to give everything to the cause.

“I’ve got to do my best for Rotherham United and there’s nothing I want to do more than to help keep them up,” he said.

“I’m fully focused on the job at the moment. Then, as soon as Rotherham United are done, I’ll have to sort out my own future.

“I signed a one-year deal in the summer. That’s it really. Currently I’m trying to do my best every week and impress anyone who’s watching because I am out of contract at the end of the season.

“Talks haven’t gone on yet.”

Rotherham have emerged from their toughest spell of the season - five successive matches against teams aiming for automatic promotion or a play-off place - three points clear of Millwall.

But they are now at home in five of their next seven games, most of them against teams close to them in the table, and Morgan believes the AESSEAL New York Stadium factor could keep them away from the drop zone.

“Our home form has been good and that gives us confidence. It has improved,” he said.

“We struggled a bit with it previously, but this last couple of months it’s been great so we’d much rather play people on our home turf.”

The last three home matches have seen Steve Evans’ side beat Bolton Wanderers and Ipswich Town and draw with promotion favourites Derby County.

The Millers know the significance of tomorrow’s showdown with Ian Holloway’s Lions whom they beat 1-0 at the New Den back in August with a goal from Ben Pringle,

“We’re getting down to the business end of the season. Everyone will play the game down, but obviously it’s a big game,” Morgan, a key player in the Millers’ back-to-back promotions as they rose from League Two to the second tier, added.

“They’ll want to claw us back and we want to get away from them. For different reasons for both teams, it is a huge game. You can’t gloss over it.”

Meanwhile, the Millers have less than 300 ticket left for tomorrow’s match, a result of their ‘Bring a Friend for a Fiver’’ scheme.

Due to heavy ticket demand, the club have allocated part of the away end to Rotherham fans for next month’s derby with Sheffield Wednesday. Less than 500 tickets remain.