Rotherham players birthdays
Here is a list of all Post-War Millers players born on the 11th-18th December.
Plus a profile of one of them.
11th December 1959...Ashley Taylor
13th December 1932...Richard Jackson
13th December 1948...Rod Fern
13th December 1959...Kevan Smith
13th December 1963...Andy Flounders
13th December 1968...David Tomlinson
14th December 1932...Robert Moore
15th December 1921...Wilf Hargreaves
15th December 1921...Lewis Armitage
16th December 1937...John Bettany
RODNEY ALAN FERN
Born: Burton, 13 December, 1948
Leicester City 12/66;
Luton Town 6/72;
Rotherham United 6/79
When he moved to Rotherham United as a replacement for Trevor Phillips, Rodney had already proved to be a regular goalscorer having netted 32 league goals for Leicester City while his 54 goals for Chesterfield came from 152 league appearances.
He didn't the net quite so frequently in his first season at Millmoor but in his second, he played a major role in helping the team to win the Division Three title hitting the winning goal in the last match of the season against Plymouth Argyle to clinch the crown. On four occasions he scored the vital goal to give Rotherham a 1-0 away win.
Then he maintained a good scoring ratio again the following season when his 13 goals included a hat-trick in a 6-0 demolition of Chelsea
1979/80: League apps 37 goals 5 Cup apps 7 goals 3
1980/81: League apps 28 goals 11 Cup apps 3
1981/82: League apps 26+2 goals 13 Cup apps 4 goals 2
1982/83: League apps 7+5 goals 5 Cup app 1