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Chairman wants full-house for Yorkshire derby

10 September 2014

Stewart issues rallying cry for upcoming games...

Rotherham United are back in action this week before the games come thick and fast both at home and on the road. 

Trips to Bournemouth and Bolton are just two of the tough Championship encounters that Steve Evans’ men face in the next seven days, whilst home games against former Premier League opposition follow pretty soon after, before the televised Friday night fixture against Leeds United at New York Stadium. 

And Chairman Tony Stewart is already looking forward to some new stadiums as the Millers continue their Championship journey with some high-profile trips.

“As a club we know how far we’ve come so quickly and it’s a joy to see our players, staff and more importantly supporters arriving at some magnificent stadiums full of hope and optimism. I’m already relishing the journeys to Norwich and Ipswich, and we’ll be going there looking to make a statement.”

After Charlton Athletic and Blackburn Rovers visit New York, the Sky cameras roll into town, and the Chairman is already hoping for a repeat of the last time they were here, and the difference that the Millers’ fans made.  

“What a great occasion it’s going to be,” the Chairman told “There were two or three fixtures I looked for when they were released in June and amongst them was Leeds United. They are a fantastic football club with some real proud traditions, and a game I’m sure the supporters want to be part of. We’ve faced them a handful of times in recent years but this is an opportunity to showcase our stadium once again in front of millions on television against a team with a supportbase that spans the world.

“The last time we were live on Sky here was a night that we will never forget, and an evening that this stadium was built for. We had a full house creating an unrivalled atmosphere and it was that noise from the loyal Millers that made the difference. We’ll need the same again against Leeds United who will no doubt sell their allocation very quickly, so make sure you get your tickets early.

“The visiting supporters will create a terrific atmosphere in the south stand and it’s important that we outsing and outshout them, which we can do with your help. So snap up the remaining tickets and get behind the lads”

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