Breaking: Arnason signs new Millers contract

Skipper Craig Morgan (left) celebrates with Kari Arnason
Skipper Craig Morgan (left) celebrates with Kari Arnason
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Defender Kari Arnason has signed a two-year deal to stay at Rotherham United - as revealed by The Star a fortnight ago.

Millers manager Steve Evans told The Star earlier this month that terms had been agreed with the Icelandic international - and now the required paperwork has been drawn up and signed.

Arnason has been a key figure at centre-half in the Millers’ back-t0-back promotions to The Championship, and Evans is a big admirer.

“He’s a good, good player,” he said.

“In the second half of the Play-off Final, when we really needed the players to step up, he was absolutely outstanding.”

Evans’ men saw off the challenge of Leyton Orient in the final at Wembley to secure their place in the second tier of English football.

Evans has already signed 10 new players in anticipation of the challenges ahead, and Arnason’s desire to extend his two-year spell at he club is another major boost.

But one member of last year’s promotion winning squad who will not be returning to the New York Stadium next season - in Rotherham colours at least - is James Tavernier. The Millers agreed a fee with Newcastle for the attacking full back, but personal terms proved a stumbling block and the deal collapsed. The defender now looks set to sign for Wigan Athletic.