Date: 8th November 2006 at 12:34pm
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Prior to Saturday’s FA Cup tie at London Road, here is a list of all the players to play for both Peterborough United and Rotherham United since the war, plus a profile of one of them.

Guy Branston
Paul Crichton
Phil Crosby
Peter Eustace
Mark Foran
John Galley
Mick Gooding
Peter Johnson
Mick Martin
Gary Martindale
Billy McEwan
John McGlashan
Tony Philliskirk
Martin Pike
Colin Rawson
Ronnie Robinson
Laurie Sheffield
Paul Shaw
Trevor Slack
Chris Swailes
Curtis Woodhouse

FEATURED PLAYER

WILLIAM JOHNSTON McGOWAN McEWAN
Born: Cleland, 20 June, 1951
Career:
Blackpool 5/73;
Brighton and Hove Albion 2/74;
Chesterfield 11/74;
Mansfield Town 1/77;
Peterborough United 11/77;
Rotherham United 7/79
An all-action midfield player, Billy suffered a serious back injury which kept him out of action for the whole of the 1980/81 season but he showed grit and great determination to battle his way back again in December 1981 playing for the majority of the rest of that season.
Then he turned his hand to the coaching side of affairs and had a spell as manager of Sheffield United. When Rotherham United were struggling in Division Three towards the end of 1987/88, he returned to the club as manager but he didn’t have enough time left to avoid relegation.
However, he quickly turned the club’s fortunes round by guiding them straight back up at the first time of asking collecting the Division Four title along the way.
Then after a season of consolidation at the higher status, he lost his job in January 1991. He returned in a management capacity at Derby County where he had a couple of spells in charge.
1979/80: League apps 30+2 goals 7 Cup apps 7
1981/82: League apps 21 goals 3 Cup app 0+1
1982/83: League apps 18+5 Cup apps 2
1983/84: League apps 17+1 Cup apps 2

Millers League record 94 Apps 10 Goals

Posh League record 63 Apps 3 Goals

Career League record 362 Apps 28 Goals