Played for both, Millers + Cherries
Only 4 Post-War players have played for Rotherham United and Saturday's opponents AFC Bournemouth.
Trevor Berry..apprentice at AFCB, never played in first team.
173 league games for Rotherham, scoring 20 goals. (1994-2001)
Charlie Crickmore..128 games for AFCB, scoring 17 goals. (1962-65)
8 league games for Rotherham scoring once. (1967-68)
Ernie Whitham..only played one game for the Millers (1946-47)
Played for AFCB pre-war.
Born: Thurcroft, 1 December, 1949
Rotherham United 12/66;
Plymouth Argyle 11/71;
Huddersfield Town 6/76;
If ever there has been a more versatile player than Neil, he must have been a good one.
He served his home town club, Rotherham United as an apprentice and he was still a teenager when he made his first team debut in Tommy Docherty's first game in charge.
Equally at home in midfield or the defence he also played up front with an excellent scoring record.
When his team were 3-2 against Plymouth, he made the equaliser and then scored the winner so impressively that Argyle signed him two days later.
Operating in the centre of defence at Plymouth in 1972-73, he was the second top scorer and he went on to give excellent service to three more clubs before trying his hand in the American Soccer League.
While still a youngster at Rotherham, he gained England Youth honours.
Millers debut...25 November 1967 Millwall 0 Rotherham 0
Last Millers game...13 November 1971 Rotherham 4 Plymouth 3
Millers playing record.
1967/68: League apps 20 goals 2 Cup apps 4
1968/69: League apps 22+2 goal 1 Cup apps 4
1969/70: League apps 41+1 goals 8 Cup apps 8 goal 1
1970/71: League apps 45+1 goals 9 Cup apps 7 goal 1
1971/72: League apps 6+6 goals 3 Cup app 1
Total Millers record...167 games 25 goals
Total league career record...458 games 51 goals