Lewis Wing insists he isn’t thinking about his future beyond the current season, instead his sole focus remains on helping Rotherham stay in the Championship.
Paul Warne has confirmed that he would ‘love’ to sign Wing in the summer, no matter what league the South Yorkshire side end up in.
Having struggled for first team opportunities under Neil Warnock at Middlesbrough in the first part of the season, Wing joined up with the Millers in January on a six-month loan deal.
Speaking last week, Neil Warnock left the door wide open for Wing to make a return to the Riverside next season and challenged the midfielder to impress in pre-season to earn his chance.
However, Wing has been very impressive in Yorkshire and has attracted interest from several other Championship and League One clubs.
What Wing had to say about his future
Asked about his future and spell at the New York Stadium so far, Wing told the Rotherham Advertiser: “I’m not sure what my plans are at Middlesbrough.
“To be honest, I’m not even thinking about next season at the minute. I’ve got more immediate things to think about. We have big, big games coming up as we try to stay up.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here and I feel like I’ve come in and done well. I’ve been getting back my confidence which I kind of lost at Middlesbrough.
“I’m at the stage of my career now where I’ve just got to kick on. I’m 25 years old and I’m starting a family. The next part of my career is massive.”
Wing has certainly regained all confidence at the New York stadium and is flourishing under Paul Warne.
The versatile midfielder has been a standout regular and Rotherham Advertiser reporter, Paul Davis, told Teesside Live how Wing added much-needed Championship quality to the Millers midfield.
Wing’s recent performances at the New York Stadium are those of a Championship level midfielder. Paul Warne has acknowledged how difficult it would be to keep attract the player if they were to drop a division.
“If we were still in the Championship and were able to take him on a season’s loan I would love to.
“If we weren’t fortunate with our status, I cannot see Lewis wanting to play in League One, and nor should he. He’s a Championship midfielder in my opinion.
“I don’t think it would be anything we could do permanently, but he is somebody I’d like to keep around the place. He came here to play games and he’s been excellent.”