We take a look at how some of our former employees fared this week...It was another dramatic week for our ex-players and managers, as the FA Cup rolled into Town’s and City’s up and down the land, the coveted third round awaits any successful teams from round two.
It was still Championship duty for Leeds United manager Steve Evans last Saturday who were in action at Elland Road. United came away with a valuable three points though as they beat Hull City 2-1 on the day with Steve Bruce, Hull’s manager saying it was the worst his side had played since he became manager. As for Evans and his team it keeps them moving upwards and away from the relegation zone. Leeds now sit in 17th position while Hull slip to 4th.
Mark Robins’ Scunthorpe United needed to get back to winning ways and fast, after a painful loss to Peterborough United. The chance to secure a third round FA Cup tie would have made the world of difference. Robins’ men were up against a resilient Leyton Orient side, however, Iron fans can be excused for being confident. They could only produce a 0-0 draw though and head into the hat for the next round knowing they will still have to beat Orient at Glanford Park to secure their place in the round three.
Two ex-Millers scored for Northampton Town this weekend as the Cobblers could so easily have been knocked out of the second round in the FA Cup. However two former Rotherham United men helped to save the day. Ryan Cresswell and Jason Taylor both etched their names on the score sheet to help get the Cobblers into the hat for the next round. Taylor joined Rotherham in 2009 and left in 2013, he played a 117 times for the club scoring 10 goals. Cresswell signed for Rotherham in 2010 and made 38 appearances and scored 8 goals. Cresswell moved onto Southend United in the summer of 2012.
Adam Le Fondre an ex-Miller and fans’ favourite, joined Rotherham in 2009 and left in 2011. He played just under 100 games for the club scoring over 50 goals. Le Fondre’s current team Wolverhampton Wanderers won at the weekend against his ex-side in Rotherham. Le Fondre will be safe in the knowledge he’s still got a few friends at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.
One ex-Miller that won’t have had a good weekend is Kieran Agard. Hhis current side Bristol City lost 2-0 at home to Blackburn Rovers meaning that the Robins now sit just above the relegation zone meanwhile Blackburn sit in mid-table.
Johnny Mullins now captain of Oxford United, led his side to victory this weekend as his team beat Forest Green Rovers. Mullins joined Rotherham in 2010 and left in 2013. Making 99 appearances for the club and scoring seven goals.