The prospect of Joe Newell remaining at Rotherham looks positive after the in-form midfielder revealed he hopes to agree a new contract before the end of the season.
The 24-year-old, who gave the Millers a seventh win on the bounce with his last-gasp penalty against Doncaster, sees his current deal expire in the summer.
The club have a year’s option in their favour, meaning they can trigger it and sell Newell for a fee if no new deal is agreed.
That looks unlikely though as the midfielder is keen to get things sorted.
📹| "I've never seen Joe Newell take a penalty before…"
That's because he hadn't…until yesterday. 😏
— Rotherham United (@OfficialRUFC) February 25, 2018
“The gaffer has rung me a few times in the last few weeks and months,” he said.
“My agent is going to be talking to the club in the next few days so we’ll see what happens. I’ve loved my time at Rotherham.
“I’m in my third year now. I think there is a clause in the contract in the club’s favour.
“Anyone in my situation would like it to be resolved sooner rather than later.”