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PFA exclusive interview with a Merry Miller

PFA exclusive interview with a Merry Miller

It has been excitement all the way on Rotherham's cup juggernaut this season and Stoke stand between them and a place in the Carling Cup quarter finals . Championship opposition such as Southampton, Sheffield Wednesday and Wolves have all been despatched by Rotherham in the Carling Cup this season but they face their biggest test at Stoke. The Millers have also beaten Leicester and Leeds in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy this season and are enjoying a fine campaign.

Their 17-point deduction has been wiped out and although they are currently lying 21st in League Two, optimism is high that they can reach the play-offs. One of the main factors behind Rotherham's impressive start to the campaign is the presence of Drewe Broughton in attack as the experienced striker is leading the line with aplomb. Broughton took a gamble in the summer after being released by MK Dons and turned down a host of Blue Square Premier clubs as well as offers from abroad to continue his career.

With no club in August when the campaign began it looked as though Broughton's gamble might blow up in his face. However, a move to Rotherham has ensued and he is delivering the goods and, as
givemefootball.com's Ian Clarkson discovered in an exclusive interview, hopeful of reaching the quarter finals of the Carling Cup.

IS THIS TIE AT STOKE A GAME TOO FAR FOR ROTHERHAM?

Realistically, all the games against Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton and Wolves should have been games too far for us. We will go to the Britannia Stadium with belief otherwise what is the point? Stoke are the favourites to win but you never know what can happen in cup football as we have proved this season. I think League Two is closer than ever to the Championship. There are still one or two teams who
are clear but the gap has definitely been closing over the past couple of years.

HOW FAR CAN THIS TEAM GO?

Our best chance in a cup competition of reaching the final this year has to be in the Johnstone's Pant Trophy. I was at MK Dons last year when we beat Grimsby in the final and it is a great experience. We
have already beaten arguably the two strongest sides in the tournament in Leicester and Leeds so reaching Wembley is a realistic aim for us. We can enjoy the Carling Cup and see what it brings.

YOUR STRONG SELF-BELIEF IN THE SUMMER PAID DIVIDENDS DIDN'T IT?

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(Used with permission of www.givemefootball.com - official website of the PFA)



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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday November 11 2008
Time: 11:57AM

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NICE TO HEAR POSITIVITY ABOUT GETTING TO THE PLAY OFFS... MR ROBINS DOESN'T SEEM TOO POSITIVE??
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11/11/2008 12:20:00
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