Rotherham United's last starting XI at Millmoor: Where are they now?

Derek Holmes celebrates scoring the first goal for Rotherham with Dale Tonge

Millmoor was the home of Rotherham United for more than 100 years.

 

Rotherham United played their home games at Millmoor for a little over a century, having moved into the stadium in 1907 and waving goodbye the historic ground at the end of the 2007/08 season following a dispute over ownership. The Millers played second, third and fourth tier football at the Millmoor, and it played host to some great and not so great memories.

The first ever League Cup final match took place at Millmoor, as Rotherham beat Aston Villa 2-0 in 1961, only to lose the second leg 3-0 at Villa Park. The biggest crowd recorded at the stadium was 25,170, when Rotherham entertained Sheffield United in December 1952 for a Second Division game. 

After leaving Millmoor in 2008, Rotherham spent 4 years playing their home games at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield, before making a move into their new permanent home, the 12,021 seater New York City Stadium. Eight years on from the Millers Millmoor exit, we take a look at where the starting XI from their last game at the stadium against Barnet are now. 

Derek Holmes celebrates scoring the first goal for Rotherham with Dale TongeDerek Holmes and Dale Tonge celebrate at Rotherham United

Andy Warrington

Former Doncaster Rovers shot stopper Andy Warrington was a long-time servant at Rotherham. The Sheffield-born goalkeeper spent 6 years with the Millers before departing for Buxton in 2013. Now aged 40, Warrington currently works as a player/coach at League Two side Grimsby Town. 

Dale Tonge

Experienced full-back Dale Tonge spent exactly the same amount of time at Rotherham as Warrington, having joined the club in 2007 and exiting in 2013. The versatile 31-year-old has since dropped into non-league football, and is currently plying his trade with National League North outfit FC United of Manchester. 

Marc Joseph

Former Antigua and Barbuda international Marc Joseph had a long and respectable career in the Football League, playing for the likes of Peterborough, Hull and Blackpool. A no-nonsense centre-back, Joseph hung up his boots in 2014, and is now the Senior Health and Education Officer for the Blackpool FC Community Trust.  

Pablo Mills

Pablo Mills - Rotherham UnitedPablo Mills in action for Rotherham United

A product of the highly-regarded Derby County youth setup, Pablo Mills played 57 league games for the Rams first team as a youngster, as well as representing England at three different youth levels. He joined Rotherham in 2006 and went on to play more than 150 games for the Millers.

The versatile and powerful former Crawley man now plays for Mickleover Sports alongside the likes of Clinton Morrison in England's seventh tier. 

Graham Coughlan

Uncapped Irishman Graham Coughlan had a 19 year long career which took him from Bray Wanderers to Sheffield Wednesday.

A three-time PFA Player of the Year, Plymouth's 2001/02 Player of the Year and Wednesday's 2005/06 Player of the Year, Coughlan had a decent career in the lower leagues. The 42-year-old played 49 games for Rotherham and now works as Phil Brown's assistant manager at Southend United. 

Jamie Green

Yorkshire-born wingback Jamie Green came through the academy at Rotherham United, going on to play 62 league games for the Millers. Since leaving his boyhood club, Green has fallen down the divisions, and although he is currently under contract at non-league Buxton, he appears to be focussing his attention on getting a degree as a physio from Salford University. 

Danny Harrison

Alex Revell celebrates with Danny Harrison (R) after scoring the second goal for Rotherham UnitedDanny Harrison celebrates scoring Rotherham against Southend

A midfield player who is willing to strike a ball from long range, Danny Harrison has played the vast majority of his club football for Tranmere Rovers and Rotherham United. The 34-year-old left Rotherham in 2012 and is currently under contract at Welsh Premier League side Connah's Quay Nomads.

Mark Hudson

Not to be confused with the Huddersfield Town defender also named Mark Hudson, the Mark Hudson who started for Rotherham against Barnet back in 2008 now plays for West Auckland Town in the tenth tier of English football. The midfielder scored 14 goals in 73 games during 2 seasons at Rotherham. 

Peter Holmes

A product of Sheffield Wednesday's academy and a former England under-16 international, Peter Holmes spent 2 seasons at Rotherham, although that did include a brief loan spell at York City. The former Luton midfielder left Rotherham in 2009, and now works as the first team coach at National League South side Hemel Hempstead Town. 

Tom Cahill

Rotherham United's Tom Cahill in action against Derby County's Paul Green (R)Tom Cahill battles with Paul Green during a pre-season friendly

A forward who has fluttered between the basement of the Football League and various non-league levels, Tom Cahill played 8 league games in 2 seasons at Rotherham, failing to score for the Millers. The 30-year-old now plays semi-professional football for Melbourne Knights in the Australian second tier, they are his third team of 2016. 

Ryan Taylor

Rotherham born and another product of the Miller's own youth academy, Ryan Taylor played over 150 games for his local team in all competitions, scoring 24 goals. Not the most prolific record, the 28-year-old striker has improved upon that strike rate at both former club Portsmouth and his current club Oxford United. 

New York StadiumRotherham now play their home games at the New York Stadium

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