THE OPPOSITION: Rotherham United

Last updated : 22 April 2010 By Jaybee

Goalkeepers:

Andy Warrington is an experienced keeper who was formerly with Bury, Doncaster Rovers and York City. Warrington, who made over 200 first team appearances for Doncaster, signed in the summer of 2007 from Bury. League Appearances for Rotherham: 127.

James Annerson joined Rotherham from Sheffield United in May 2009. He has been on loan previously at Rotherham.

Defenders:

Andrew Nicholas joined the club from Swindon Town in the summer of 2008. He made over 100 appearances for the Robins and also had a loan spell at Chester City. He is currently on loan at Mansfield Town. League Appearances for Rotherham: 26(1), Goals: 1.

Mark Lynch joined the Millers in the summer of 2008 after being released by Yeovil Town. He has also played for Manchester United, Sunderland, Hull city and St. Johnstone. League Appearances for Rotherham: 25(3), Goals: 2.

Marc Joseph is a much travelled defender who also signed in the summer of 2007, from Blackpool. Joseph has also played for Peterborough, Hull City and Cambridge United. League Appearances for Rotherham: 58(18), Goals: 4.

Nick Fenton began his career at Manchester City but moved to Notts County in 2000. While at City, he had loan spells at Bournemouth and County. He made over 150 league appearances at County before joining Doncaster in 2004 and then moving to Grimsby in 2006. He was released by the mariners at the end of 2007/08 and joined Rotherham in the summer of 2008. League Appearances for Rotherham: 76(1), Goals: 1.

Stephen Brogan is a product of the youth system. He has recently returned after a long spell out with a broken leg. League Appearances for Rotherham: 48(13), Goals: 4.

 Ian Sharps was signed from Tranmere Rovers in 2006. Sharps made nearly 200 appearances for the Birkenhead club. League Appearances for Rotherham: 157, Goals: 7.

Jamie Green is a product of the youth system who made his debut in 2007/08. League Appearances for Rotherham: 49(10), Goals: 2.

Pablo Mills is a former Derby County player who joined Rotherham in 2006. He has had loan spells at Walsall and MK Dons and has had a loan spell at Crawley Town. League Appearances for Rotherham: 124(9), Goals: 3.

Gavin Gunning is on loan until the rest of the season from Blackburn Rovers. He has also played on loan for Tranmere Rovers. League Appearances for Rotherham: 18.

Midfield:

Nicky Law joined Rotherham from Sheffield United in the summer of 2009. He was on loan last season at Bradford City and has also played on loan at Yeovil Town. League Appearances for Rotherham: 38(1), Goals: 2.

Jason Taylor joined Rotherham in January 2009 from Stockport County. He began his career at Oldham but first got regular first team football when he moved to Stockport, where he made over 100 league appearances for County. He is currently on loan at Rochdale. League Appearances for Rotherham: 11(6), Goals: 1.

Michael Cummins joined the club from Darlington in the summer of 2008. He began his career with Middlesbrough before joining Port Vale in 2000 and he went on to make 253 league appearances for Vale, scoring 31 goals. He moved to Darlington in 2006. League Appearances for Rotherham: 36(12), Goals: 6.

Dale Tonge was a summer signing in 2007 who arrived from Barnsley where he made 47 appearances for the League One side. Tonge can also play at right back. League Appearances for Rotherham: 88(9), Goals: 1.

Danny Harrison was signed in the summer of 2007 from Tranmere Rovers where he made over 100 appearances in six seasons. League Appearances for Rotherham: 102(11), Goals: 9.

Paul Warne started his career at Wrexham before joining Wigan Athletic in 1997 for £25,000. He joined Rotherham in 1999 after a loan spell at Kettering Town and he made over 200 league appearances for the Millers in over 6 years, scoring 28 goals. He joined Oldham in 2005 and then moved to Yeovil Town in 2007. He re-joined Rotherham in July 2009. League Appearances for Rotherham: 184(60), Goals: 30.

Joshua Walker is on loan from Middlesbrough. He has also had loan spells at Aberdeen, Bournemouth and Northampton. League Appearances for Rotherham: 13, Goals: 3.

Gary Roberts joined Rotherham from Yeovil Town in November 2009. He joined Yeovil from Crewe Alexandra where he made over 100 league appearances for the Railwaymen. League Appearances for Rotherham: 11(2), Goals: 3.

Strikers:

Drewe Broughton joined the Millers during the summer of 2008 following a trial period. Broughton began his career at Norwich City before moving to Brentford for £100,000 in 1998 but never broke through into the first team there and made another £100,000 move to Peterborough soon after. He scored 8 goals in 19 league starts for the Posh but was sent on loan to Nuneaton, Stevenage, Dagenham & Redbridge and Kidderminster before joining Kidderminster in 2001. He scored 19 goals in 2 ½ years there before joining Southend United in 2003. While at Southend he had loan spells at Rushden and Wycombe before joining Rushden in 2005 and playing in the side that were relegated in 2006. He then joined Chester but spent most of 2006/07 at Boston United scoring 8 goals for the Pilgrims but couldn’t save them from being relegated to the Conference. In the summer of 2007 he joined MK Dons but again spent a lot of last season on loan this time at Wrexham who also lost their league status and were relegated to the Conference. He is currently on loan at Lincoln City. League Appearances for Rotherham: 38(16), Goals: 9.

Ryan Taylor is another player to have come up from the youth team and he has broken through into the first team last season after just a couple of starts in the previous two years. He had a short loan spell at Burton Albion. He is currently on loan at Exeter City. League Appearances for Rotherham: 42(55), Goals: 10.

Kevin Ellison joined the Millers from Chester in May 2009. Ellison signed for Chester for his second spell at the club from Tranmere in 2007. He made over 100 appearances for Chester, scoring more than 30 goals. He has also played for Hull, Lincoln, Stockport and Leicester. League Appearances for Rotherham: 33(3), Goals: 7.

Tom Pope joined Rotherham from Crewe in June 2009. He scored 17 goals in 56 league appearances for the Railwaymen. League Appearances for Rotherham: 26(9), Goals: 3.

Andy Liddell started his career at Barnsley where he made over 200 first team appearances and scored over 30 goals. He joined Wigan in 1998 for £350,000 and he scored 70 league goals in over 200 appearances for Wigan before moving to Sheffield United in 2004. A year later he moved to Oldham and scored 29 league goals in over 100 appearances for the Latics. He joined Rotherham in August 2009. League Appearances for Rotherham: 0(2).

Adam LeFondre joined Rotherham in August 2009 from Rochdale. He joined from Stockport County in the summer of 2007 following a loan spell at Spotland. He scored 38 goals for Rochdale. League Appearances for Rotherham: 41(1) Goals: 25.

Marcus Marshall is on loan from Blackburn Rovers. League Appearances for Rotherham: 10(9).

Abdulai Bell-Baggie is on loan from Reading. League Appearances for Rotherham: 2(6).

Craig McAllister is on loan from Exeter City. He was on loan at Underhill at the end of 2009 and made four starts plus one appearance as a substitute for the Bees but didn’t score. Much of his career has been in non-league football where he has played for Basingstoke, Stevenage, Gravesend, Eastleigh, Woking, Grays, Rushden and Oxford United before joining Exeter in 2008 and helping them win promotion from League Two last season.