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Millers get advice from the boys of 61

27 August 2013

Dig out your stubs for free entry...

The first ever League Cup Final will be recreated when Aston Villa and Rotherham United meet in Round 2 of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday 28th August and thanks to Capital One, fans who attended the inaugural Final will get to watch the game for free.

It will be the first time the teams have faced each other in the League Cup since 1961 and to celebrate, Capital One, competition sponsor and official credit card of The Football League brought together some of the beaten Millers cup final squad, and three of today's stars for a very special photo opportunity. 

The famous 1961 final took place over two legs (and two seasons) and saw Aston Villa turn around a two goal 1st leg deficit to win 3-2 and write their name in the history books.  Since that initial triumph Aston Villa have gone on to win the famous trophy five times. The final remains the only major domestic cup final in Rotherham United’s history. 

Keith Bambridge, who lined up for Rotherham United in 1961, said: “The Final was one of the highlights of my career. It’s great to see over the following 52 years the competition becoming such a pivotal part of English football."

Meanwhile, you can see an interview with Kari Arnason and Lol Morgan on Millers Player now. 

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