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Joe Newell

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

15/03/1993

Height

180 cm

Signed

05/08/2015

Country

England

Joe Newell joined the Millers in the summer of 2015 having made the switch from Peterborough United in early August.

Primarily a midfielder, in his early days at Rotherham he played in a number of positions including left back, leaving London Road in high regard having spent the entirety of his professional career with Posh, with a loan at St Albans his only time away from the club.

The Birmingham-born man made 94 appearances for Posh scoring three goals.

In his first season he immediately impressed the Millers with a number of eye-catching performances. He scored his first goal in the 1-0 victory over Leeds United at Elland Road, also scoring in home victories over Hull City and Bolton Wanderers. He ended an excellent debut campaign with five goals in 38 appearances in all competitions.

An operation on an ankle injury has delayed his start to the 2016/17 campaign, but he would recover from a slow start to play a prominent role. He made 35 appearances, netting a wonder-goal in the away defeat to QPR.

Newell was again a major player in the 2017-18 season, scoring eight goals in 45 appearances in all competitions. He netted in early season fixtures against Southend and AFC Wimbledon, and in late season victories over Bradford, Scunthorpe, Doncaster and Fleetwood. His most notable strike came against Scunthorpe in the League One Play-off semi-final, first-leg. 

Newell has also made a name for himself as a dead-ball specialist, and it was his set-play which gave Richard Wood the opportunity to net the winner in the Play-off Final agaist Shrewsbury Town at Wembley.

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