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The X-Files

16 November 2015

We take a look at how some of our former employees have fared this week...

Although there was no Championship or Premier League games, there was still plenty happening in the lower leagues for Millers fans to chew the fat over on their ex-players and managers.

The Managers
Mark Robins has now had a steady few weeks at his current club Scunthorpe. Wins against Chesterfield, Southend (FA Cup) and Barnsley have meant the Iron have risen up the table recently. Now in a more respectable position in the table being in 12th, Scunny fans can be excused a moment for looking up the table rather than down it. However, Robins’ side were defeated on Saturday, finding themselves on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline at Swindon who are just above the drop zone.

Paul Hurst’s Grimsby Town just keep getting better and better. Hurst who played for the Millers for over a decade has seen a much improved Grimsby climb the table. Three wins in a row see the Mariners move up to 4th in Vanarama National League.

The Players
Ryan Taylor etched his name onto the scoresheet at the weekend as he turned in the only goal for Oxford United against Cambridge United. Taylor hadn’t scored in his first 10 for the O’s after he joined them in the summer from Portsmouth. However, he is now on a roll, scoring four goals in his last three outings. His latest goal saw him cap a fine team goal which was expertly put away by the former Millers’ marksman. Taylor joined the Millers in 2005 and left in 2011 making over a 100 appearances for the club. His current employers Oxford now sit second in League Two.

Another ex-Rotherham favourite Alex Revell is now playing at Wigan Athletic and he helped his current side to a 2-0 victory over Rochdale as he made his Latics debut following his loan move from Cardiff City. 

Will Atkinson played a part in Southend’s 2-2 draw with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. The midfielder made three appearance for the Millers back in 2010 on loan at the time from Hull City.

Luke Foster played for Rotherham back in 2011 and now plays at Southport who lost at the weekend 4-0 to Cheltenham Town. Southport are third from bottom in the Vanarama National League.

Chris Holroyd made 15 appearances in a Rotherham shirt in the 2011-12 season and the weekend saw his current team Macclesfield Town win 5-2 against Woking. Macclesfield are currently in 10th position in the Vanarama National League.

Finally, Brett Williams was a late substitution in Stevenage’s 2-2 draw with Yeovil. The draw keeps Stevenage out of the relegation zone. Williams played 11 times for the Millers in 2011.

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