Rotherham United's pride in new international stars

Rotherham boss Paul Warne has spoken of his pride at international call-ups for Wes Harding and Curtis Tilt.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 11:46 am

Harding and Tilt have been named in Jamaica's squad for a friendly against the United States in Austria next week for the first time.

Harding, a summer signing from Birmingham, has impressed in a number of positions across the backline, while Tilt's recognition comes from his form across two loan spells with Wigan, having not featured for the Millers this season.

"It is brilliant for them,” Warne said. "Obviously Curtis hasn't played a great deal for us, and I don't think I can take too much credit for the minutes he played for me at Rochdale last season in getting this call-up.

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Rotherham United's Wes Harding has been called into the Jamaica squad

"It is all down to him and the season he has had so far at Wigan and how he has played.

"I spoke to Curtis after his game last week in which he scored the winner. I said, 'It doesn't get much better than that. You play away, you win, you score and then you get told you're in the preliminary squad for Jamaica'.

“If Carlsberg had done Tuesday nights, that would definitely have been one for him.

"It is brilliant for Wes as well. I know how proud his family are.

"Wes is over-the-moon. I think he has been brilliant since he has come in.

“He even came on the other night which surprised me because he had been struggling. He's played in a number of positions for us and you can see why I wanted to bring him to the club.”

"Both of them have got great futures in the game and for them to get an international call-up makes me really proud, but mainly, pleased for them.

"It must be an amazing thing to turn out for your country and I know how proud both men are.”