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Rotherham United FC Player Profiles

Posted 30th March 2013 at 03:11 am

Joe made his move to New York Stadium permanent in the summer of 2013 after a successful loan spell from parent club Bury saw him help the Millers to promotion from League Two towards the end of the 12/13 season. His Millers career went from strength-to-strength as he played a key role in Rotherham’s rise to the Championship after completing 50 games in all competitions, including the play-off final victory over Leyton Orient. Joe also bagged two goals during the campaign which included a well-taken volley in the 6-4 defeat at Wolves. The highly-rated left-back began his career with his hometown club Huddersfield Town where he made 68 appearances after establishing himself at youth and reserve level at the John Smith’s Stadium. Numerous notable performances saw him become a regular fixture in the Terriers’ defence and scoop the Football League Award for League One Apprentice in March 2007. After falling out of favour, Skarz completed loan spells with Hartlepool United and Shrewsbury Town before making the switch to Gigg Lane in 2010. The young defender played in every league game for the Shakers until the end of the season which saw him named in the League Two PFA Team of the Year, as well as being named as Bury’s Young Player of the Season.

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