The form of Josh Vickers of late has been nothing short of superb. Millers fans have almost come to expect clean sheets as a result of their side’s mean defensive record and Vickers has proven a key component in a series of performances which have included some top class saves.
The hard-fought midweek draw at Shrewsbury Town once again included another shutout from the sternest rearguard in Sky Bet League One, but with the hosts laying siege to the Millers’ goal after the restart, it took some more heroics from the former Lincoln man to ensure that they didn’t become just the sixth side to find the net against the Millers on the road this season.
His most notable stop came after George Nurse had rattled the upright, which prompted Vickers to throw himself in front of a point blank effort from Matthew Pennington to somehow keep the scores at 0-0.
A quiet and unassuming character around the club’s Roundwood training base, Vickers is continuing to go about his business in modest fashion, but should be encouraged greatly by being recognised as the PA Entertainments Man of the Match for a third successive game.
He took a landslide majority of the 1,206 votes cast, claiming 88% of the overall vote, with Michael Ihiekwe, Jamie Lindsay and Richard Wood providing the competition on the four-man shortlist.
This poll is supported by our friends at PA Entertainments and Terrace Threads.
PA Entertainments have been long-term supporters of the football club and were hailed for their recent work which involved them lighting up the AESSEAL New York Stadium in the colours of the NHS and more recently, with the image of a poppy for Armistice Day.
Supporters may be aware that we recently welcomed Terrace Threads on-board, who took up the option of sponsoring our newly-produced ‘Goal Gifs’ for the duration of the 2021/22 campaign.
Following discussions between the two parties, they have collaborated to give supporters an added incentive to vote for our Twitter Man of the Match Poll, with fans who cast a vote and retweet our social media poll automatically entered into a prize draw to win a Beanie Hat from Terrace Threads.
The PA Entertainments Man of the Match and the lucky winner of the Beanie Hat will be revealed on a Monday morning following a Saturday fixture or midday on the day after a midweek fixture.
The next opportunity for supporters to pick their Man of the Match is on Saturday, when the Millers welcome MK Dons to AESSEAL New York Stadium for a big game at the top end of Sky Bet League One.