Millers get a big well done from sponsors...People throughout Rotherham are celebrating the triumphant return of Rotherham United into Division One. And particular congratulations come from the team’s home kit sponsors, Parkgate Shopping and British Land.
Saturday's victory at the New York Stadium in front of over 11,000 spectators was capped by second-half goals from Johnny Mullins and Lee Frecklington. It secured second spot, the highest position the Millers have occupied all season. It was also their fifth successive win.
Manager, Steve Evans, said: "Promotion is a fantastic achievement. Collectively it has been a tremendous effort by everyone at Rotherham United, including the fans.
“I’d like to thank the chairman and his family for their backing. He’s stuck behind me in some dark days this year, when managers need someone to pick them up and there isn’t anyone to do it. Who picks the manager up at Rotherham United? Tony Stewart does. I’m proud to work for him and I’m proud to lead the team with those supporters because they are just incredible.
“My biggest thanks must go to my playing staff and the rest of my coaching staff who have been great.
“At half-time it was about trying to inspire them and lift them to remind them what we were playing for. We don’t just play for Rotherham United, we play for a cause. There’s a cause in Rotherham and the cause is the club itself. These people are proud working class people and they deserve the success.”
Billy Smith, Parkgate’s Operations Manager, attended Saturday’s match and was able to join in the celebrations. He commented: “There have been many ups and downs over the past few years, but the team and its management must be congratulated for the way they have stuck to their tasks during the latter part of this season, and deserve the success that has come their way.”