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RUFC - Kevin Watson - Moore helped my career

RUFC - Kevin Watson - Moore helped my career

Rotherham United's ex captain, Kevin Watson was back in town on Saturday with Luton Town as their first team coach and says he holds Rotherham United very close to his heart.

Speaking after the two-all draw to MillersPlayer, Kevin said, 'This is my second visit to Don Valley, it's not Millmoor, but it's always nice to come back to your old club and see a few familiar faces. Ronnie (Moore) did wonders for my career when he took me out of Swindon Reserves and brought me here.'

Ronnie Moore brought Kevin Watson to Millmoor in July 1999 on a free transfer from Swindon Town. Kevin was a key player in the double promotion and also helping the Millers to survive, albeit by the narrowist of goal differences, in the Championship. Kevin went to Reading for £150,000 in March 2002 and guided the Royals to promotion to League One. He then joined Colchester and the U's won promotion from League One.

Speaking about the game, the ex-Spurs and Reading midfielder said, 'On the balance of play I think we were unlucky not to win the game. The pitch wasn't conducive to how most teams want to play but we managed to pass it around. The first goal was a definite penalty and the second was a great finish by Mark Nwokeji. And we have terrific support. We take a lot of fans everywhere and they're fantastic. A lot of our away conference games there are often more of our fans that home fans.'

Kevin was asked about his coaching career, 'Coaching is the next rung of the ladder from being a player. I had dodgey calves and achilles problems and I packed in playing really before I wanted to. But I enjoy the coaching and still join in the five and seven asides in training. And, I'm learning all the time. I learn something new every day from Richard (Money). I'd like to be a manager one day. Robbo (Mark Robins), who I played with here for a couple of seasons, has done fantastic. I spoke to Paul Hurst the other day and him and Scotty (Rob Scott) are at Boston and going great guns there. I keep in touch with Hursty and Paul Warne who is here and still going even though he's older than me!

'I had a lot of success with Rotherham and I hold the club very close to my heart.'



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Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Monday November 30 2009
Time: 4:28PM

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