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The following 13 players have played for both Rotherham United and Saturday's opponents Gillingham since the war, plus the career history of a featured player.
Please note that 5 of the 13 players are all Goalkeepers.

Darren Byfield
Darren Carr
Paul Crichton
Justin Cochrane
Charlie Crickmore
Leo Fortune-West
Carl Gilbert
Phil Kite
Jim McDonagh
Paul Pettinger
Mike Pollitt
Paul Shaw
Mike Trusson

Featured player
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MIKE POLLITT
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Michael Pollitt (born February 29, 1972 in Farnworth, Lancashire, England) is a professional football player. Pollitt, a goalkeeper, currently plays for Wigan Athletic.

Wigan acquired his services from Rotherham United in June 2005. Pollitt was very highly regarded at the South Yorkshire club, and whilst at Rotherham he registered the highest number of clean sheets (77) in the clubs history. He was frequently referred to as 'the best 'keeper outside of the premiership' during his time at Rotherham and earned himself a very good reputation. Prior to Rotherham, Pollitt had also played for Chesterfield, Oldham Athletic and Sunderland but his move to Wigan (initially as cover for existing No. 1 John Filan) after following advice from old friend Paul Barlow now gives him his big chance to finally play Premiership football.

Recently his outstanding performances have earned him a regular first team place, and in February 2006, his heroics helped Wigan to a place in the 2006 League Cup Final. Unfortunately, a hamstring injury in the opening minutes of this final meant that he had to be substituted in the 15th minute, replaced by John Filan.

Unusually, despite being an English Goalkeeper playing in the Premiership and playing a remarkable part in the success of Wigan Athletic in the 2005-2006 season, Mike Pollitt was overlooked by Sven-Göran Eriksson for the FIFA World Cup, despite his strong form. Recently, after Robert Green became injured in a World Cup warm-up match, it was Ben Foster who made the standby-list instead, for the reserve place in the World Cup squad.

Michael's favourite place is Rivington and he is a keen supporter of Wigan's Premiership rivals Bolton Wanderers.

Pollit joined Ipswich Town on-loan for a month in November 2006, but was recalled to Wigan Athletic after only one game because of injury worries within the Wigan Athletic side. He was then loaned to Burnley for a month at the beginning of January 2007, but was recalled after Chris Kirkland picked up an injury. Pollitt played 4 matches for Burnley and was recalled with one match left on his loan deal.

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Date:Monday April 2 2007

Time: 12:41PM

Your Comments

Oh to have Pollitt back in goal.
zipadeedoodah
I don't remember Seamus playing for the Gills, Zip
herringthorpe
He played 10 games for them on loan Caz in March and April 1985. Conceded 12 goals and kept 1 clean sheet. Played for them at Millmoor in April and The Millers won 1-0 Mike Trusson another ex-Gill scored for us.
zipadeedoodah
Thanks Zip!
herringthorpe
 

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