UK time is: 14:12:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Played for both, Millers + Forest

Here is a list of all Post-War players to play for both Rotherham United and Monday's opponents Nottingham Forest, plus a career profile of one of them.

Walter Ardron
Eugen Bopp
Gary Bowyer
Ian Breckin
David Campbell
Stuart Cash
Paul Crichton
David Currie
Paul Evans
John Galley
Phil Gilchrist
Lee Glover
Alan Hill
Nigel Jemson
Barry Lyons
Colin Rawson
Gregor Robertson
Vance Warner

Featured player
................

Ian Breckin
............

Ian Breckin was born in Rotherham on 24 February 1975.
He is 6 ft 2' and weighs 12 stone. He is a commanding central defender who plays for Nottingham Forest, and is the nephew of former Rotherham United defender, John Breckin.

He started his career with his hometown club Rotherham United as a trainee before signing pro in 1993. He made over 130 appearances for them and scored 6 goals. He was then sold to Chesterfield for 100,000 in 1997. He spent five years at Saltergate, making over 200 appearances.

He moved to Wigan Athletic in 2002 and became a key player in the side that won promotion to the Premiership.

He never got the chance to play in the Premiership but was more than happy to take a step down to help Nottingham Forest try to get out of League One, in a 350,000 deal, with his team-mate Nicky Eaden who went to Forest on a free transfer. He never scored in a Wigan shirt but he was the top scorer for Nottingham Forest as he reached the target he set with 10 goals.

Shortly after he arrived at the City Ground he was quickly made team captain after Gareth Taylor put on a string of poor performances and was dropped from the first team. He made more appearances for Forest than any other player in the 05/06 season and has been much more successful on Trent-Side than his Wigan counterpart Nicky Eaden. Breckin has been incredibly solid at the center of defence while pairing up with another strong defender in the form of Wes Morgan and was the most consistent performer for Forest in the 2005-2006 season.

At the end of April 2006, he was crowned Nottingham Forest's Player of the Year, when he got an incredible 42% of the votes from Forest fans. Nicky Southall came second with 18% and Nathan Tyson came third with 14%. He also won the Football League One Player of the Month for April.








Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 7 2007

Time: 6:25AM

Your Comments

Jemmo, Jemmo Wembley hero.......Wally Ardron, Millers legend......i salute you both.
zipadeedoodah
Perhaps we could get hold of Ian on Monday and ask him what's going on with his Uncle!
herringthorpe
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

RUFC - Ref Watch v Wolves (Wednesday April 16 2014)

RUFC - Webb 'Fantastic Honour' For NYS (Wednesday April 16 2014)

RUFC - Ticket Update (Tuesday April 15 2014)

RUFC - Gaffer May Rest A Couple (Tuesday April 15 2014)

RUFC - Evans Pleased With Changes (Sunday April 13 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 570
2. herringthorpe 449
3. sixpence 236
4. mos60 87
5. MILLER NEZ 33
6. nearlyataff 26
7. Millie Miller 23
8. nogginthenog 14
9. axholme 14
10. mvmiller 13

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Wolves 42 28 9 5 51 93
2. Brentford 42 26 9 7 29 87
3. Leyton Orient 42 23 11 8 39 80
4. Rotherham 42 22 13 7 28 79
5. Preston 42 21 16 5 23 79
6. Peterborough 42 21 4 17 10 67
7. Swindon 42 17 9 16 5 60

Breaking League News

Leicester lead chase for Sako?
Wolves : 16/04/2014 09:56:00
RUFC - Ref Watch v Wolves
Rotherham : 16/04/2014 09:08:00
RUFC - Webb 'Fantastic Honour' For NYS
Rotherham : 16/04/2014 08:59:00
Ticket Information: Shrewsbury Town v Posh
Peterborough : 16/04/2014 08:38:00
Stephens Would Love a To Return To Swindon.
Swindon : 16/04/2014 06:25:00
Kasim Done For The Season
Swindon : 16/04/2014 06:20:00
Tranmere : 15/04/2014 21:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which of these loanees would you like to see back next season
Suggested By:  
James Tavernier 52%
Haris Vuckic 12%
Miles Addison 12%
Richie Smallwood 12%
Tom Hitchcock 12%
None 0%