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Rotherham United's next pre season game is against Stocksbridge Park Steels, tomorrow evening at their Look Local Stadium

Here is a bit about the club

Stocksbridge Park Steels was created in 1986 when Stocksbridge Works FC and Stocksbridge Club Oxley Park Sports FC merged as one.

The Bracken Moor Stadium originally belonged to Stocksbridge Works and in the first few seasons of their merger Park Steels ploughed money into the ground to bring it up to meet ground grading criteria.

In 1991 Mick Horne was appointed as manager and Trevor Gouogh as his assistant and in the 1993/4 season, Steels won the Premier Division of NCEL but they were not allowed to advance into the Unibond League as their ground improvements weren't considered advanced enough and they had to wait until 1995/6 to take their rightful place. In 2000/1 Steels finished their highest in the Unibond league in fourth place.

In 2002, Wayne Biggins was appointed player/manager with Graham Furness as his assistant. The season after, Steels beat Oldham Town 17-1 and Peter Jackson equalled an FA Cup record of ten goals in one game.

A few more changes of manager and assistant followed for Steels in the next few seasons and the current manager, Gary Marrow took over last season and he had a mammoth task of re-building the team after being left with only three players from the previous season. Steels had a bad start and were languishing in the bottom three until they suddenly had a spurt around Christmas and surprised everyone by finishing in the play-offs, losing out to local rivals Sheffield.

In 2006 the club changed their stadium name to the Look Local Stadium, after signing a five year sponsorship deal with a local newspaper.

This summer, Steels have signed a number of new players which takes their squad up to an impressive twenty-two players.

Last week both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday took teams to Bracken Moor, United winning 2-0 and Wednesday drawing 1-1.




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Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Sunday July 27 2008
Time: 11:05AM

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