Which Rotherham players are out of contract in the summer and should they stay?

Rotherham are set for another summer clear-out as they prepare to rebuild in League One after a horror season.

Here’s a look at the players who are out of contract and whether they might be offered fresh terms.

Lee Camp

Camp’s Rotherham career is already all-but over as his knee injury will keep him out for the rest of the campaign. Having signed Richard O’Donnell in January and being one of the biggest earners, the Millers appear destined to lose Camp, who will surely find a Championship club – probably Cardiff – next season.

Should he stay or go? Stay (but he’ll go)

Joel Ekstrand

The Swedish defender joined on a short-term deal in January and he might not be able to build on his solitary appearance having gone under the knife on a knee injury. He is set for another five weeks on the sidelines.

Should he stay or go? Go

Stephen Kelly

The former Republic of Ireland international, now 33, was a key performer in last season’s great escape but has struggled to recreate that form this season and has often been found wanting in a leaky defence.

Should he stay or go? Go

 

Joe Mattock

The left-back has been a consistent presence throughout his two years at the Millers and he is reliable and solid. He might attract interest from lower-end Championship clubs but he is a safe bet and wants to stay.

Should he stay or go? Stay

Richie Smallwood

Inexplicably sent out on loan by boss Alan Stubbs in August, Smallwood, the club’s second longest-serving player, returned in January and improved the Millers side with his battling qualities. He needs to prove himself to no one at the club and already knows what League One is all about.

Should he stay or go? Stay

Tom Thorpe

Ten appearances and two loan spells in two seasons at Rotherham tells you everything you need to know about Thorpe’s time at the club. He was an expensive mistake by Steve Evans and, having been a mainstay of Bolton’s promotion-chasing side this season, could end up with a deal there.

Should he stay or go? Go

Kelvin Wilson

This head-scratching deal saw Wilson arrive on the eve of the new season and some calamitous early displays have restricted his chances. Not even being on the bench in recent weeks, despite an defensive injury crisis, is a solid sign of where the centre-half’s fate lies.

Should he stay or go? Go

 

Richard Wood

An experienced defender, who knows his limitations, Wood has captained the side this season and let no one down. Whether the club can afford to carry two 30-something centre-halves, the other being Kirk Broadfoot, remains to be seen but he could do a job in League One.

Should he stay or go? Stay

Jonson Clarke-Harris

A club-record buy in 2014, Clarke-Harris has never really produced on a consistent basis and has spent the entire season so far in the treatment room due to a serious knee injury. He will hope he gets back match fit in the latter part of the campaign in a bid to win a new contract in League One, which might be his level.

Should he stay or go? Jury’s out until the end of the season.

Chris Dawson

Which player once joined Rotherham a week before the manager that signed him was sacked, never made a first-team appearance, and spent six months on loan at a Norwegian club?

Should he stay or go? Go

Danny Ward

The Millers top scorer, who was the subject of seven-figure bids in January, is out of contract, but the Millers are due to trigger a year’s option at any time. However, he is likely to be sold in the summer – unless his form continues to nosedive the way it has done recently.

Should he stay or go? Stay (but he’ll go)

 

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