Played for both, Millers + Spireites
Here is a list of all Post-War players to play for both Rotherham United and Saturday's opponents Chesterfield.
Plus a career profile of one of them.
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
Chesterfield League record..152 apps 54 goals
Rotherham League record..105 apps 34 goals
Career League record..445 apps 124 goals
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