Rotherham United will be meeting up with a former Millers fans favourite player on Saturday at the Keepmoat with Jon Taylor probably taking to the field although this time in a Doncaster Rovers shirt.
Tayls joined the Millers from Peterborough in the summer of 2016 for what was thought to be a club record at the time. Going on to make just short of one hundred and twenty appearances for Rotherham the Liverpudlian born winger wasn’t too happy about the rotation system that Millers Manager Paul Warne used last season – though he still pulled on a Rotherham shirt forty-four times and scored four goals.
After declining a new contract at the New York Stadium Tayls was hoping to stay in the Championship but, football being football, he ended up in the same League as the Millers and just a few miles up the M18.
On Social Media there are a few Rotherham fans a bit disgruntled with Taylor – many thinking he could have done us a job in League One – with the Gaffer saying he hopes that our fans appreciate what the twenty-six did for the Millers while here.
‘I think we should treat our ex-players with respect and I hope our fans don’t spend time booing him when they could be cheering our own team on,’ Warney said. ‘Not only that, if you boo him his emotional energy is a joke.’
I’ve never quite understood booing former players (obviously there probably is the one exception), as the Gaffer says, all it does is gee them up and make them see what we are missing – how many ex-Millers score against us? OK, you don’t want to applaud Tayls on Saturday, then don’t, but don’t boo the lad, just do nothing. Me? I’ll show my appreciation for what he did while with us but then I shall be cheering my team on in the new purple kit (that’s the team by the way not me).