Rotherham United: Morgan: Championship safety eclipses promotions for Millers

Millers skipper Craig Morgan
Millers skipper Craig Morgan
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ROTHERHAM UNITED captain Craig Morgan insists that the Millers’ escape from Championship relegation in 2014-15 eclipses their back-to-back promotions to the second tier.

Despite copping the blow of a three-point deduction for fielding an ineligible player, Rotherham clinched safety with a game to spare in the regular 2014-15 season after a haul of four points from nerve-shredding home games with Norwich City and Reading.

Millers players are now taking a break after their exertions, including central defender Morgan, who is out of contract in the summer, with the club speaking with his representatives about a new deal.

Morgan, a target of several rival clubs including Bolton Wanderers, said: “I have said before I think it is a better achievement than going up twice I think because of the quality in the division.

“In a way it feels like we have had to do it twice, it certainly feels like we have had to work hard for it (safety).

“It all comes down to budgets and stuff. I think what we achieved is great, we haven’t had the budget that some people have had,

“I think five or six have played in League Two so it shows how far we have come.

“I have had a lot of promotions in my career and I have enjoyed everyone one of them, but the stadiums you’re are playing at every week and the players you are playing against every week makes this one feel pretty special.”

The Millers are one of several clubs being linked with Dundee United forward Nadir Ciftci.