Rotherham open talks over new Frecklington deal

New York Stadium sign, Rotherham

HITC Sport understands Rotherham have opened contract talks with a key midfielder.

Rotherham United have opened talks with star performer Lee Frecklington over a new long-term deal at the New York Stadium, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Frecklington is entering the final year of his contract at Rotherham and the South Yorkshire club are determined to secure his long-term future to ward off interest from rival clubs.

The 30-year-old was instrumental in helping Rotherham stave off relegation from the Championship this season putting in a number of outstanding performances for the Millers.

The midfielder scored five goals this season and 10 of Rotherham's 13 wins in the Championship this term came when Frecklinton was in the side.

In total Rotherham picked up 37 of their 49 points total when Frecklington was in the starting XI, with the midfielder making 29 appearances this season.

Frecklington's importance to the team has not gone unnoticed and the club's hierarchy want to reward his influence with a new deal.

Leeds showed an interest in Frecklington during the January transfer window, with Steve Evans a big fan of the midfielder having signed him while he was in charge of Rotherham.

A number of clubs are monitoring Frecklington's situation at Rotherham and are ready to test their resolve to keep hold of the player.

However, Rotherham are ready to push out the boat to ensure they do not lose the long-serving midfielder who has established himself as the heartbeat of the side and was named captain earlier this campaign.

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