Date:Tuesday December 5 2006
The following players have played Post-War Football for both Rotherham United and Saturday's opponents Bristol City.
Plus a career profile of one of them.
KEVIN EDWARD WATSON
Born: Hackney, 3 January, 1974
Tottenham Hotspur 5/92;
Brentford (L) 3/94;
Bristol City (L) 12/94;
Barnet (L) 2/95;
Swindon Town 7/96;
Rotherham United 7/99;
Reading (L) 11/01;
Colchester Utd 7/04
In his first season at Millmoor, Kevin captained Rotherham United to promotion from Division Three when his excellent passing made him one of the best midfielders in the division.
He only netted one goal but it was a spectacular effort against Chester City from the halfway line. The following season he was the only ever present player in the squad as a second successive promotion was achieved. His skilful midfield play saw him spread passes around to great effect while he enjoyed a purple patch of scoring in four successive games in October.
But he found it difficult to find his best form in a struggling team in 2001/02 so he joined Reading on loan to regain his confidence. Kevin returned to Millmoor and regained his first team place before he moved to the Royals again, this time in a permanent move to give the Millers a handsome £200,000 profit after they had signed him on a free.
1999/2000: League apps 44 goal 1 Cup apps 6
2000/01: League apps 46 goals 5 Cup apps 6 goal 1
2001/02: League apps 19 goal 1 Cup apps 4
Millers League total = 109 apps 7 Goals
Bristol C League total = 2 apps
Career League total = 365 apps 13 goals (up to 2/12/2006)
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