The man in charge of our last home fixture of the season will be . . . .
Stephen Martin from Staffordshire
This will be the second time in a few weeks that Stephen has been in charge of the Millers, the first time being at Ipswich in March when a Leon Best goal just before half-time was enough to give the visitors all three points.
The time before that was in August 2014 for our Capital One Cup at the Liberty Stadium against Premier League side Swansea City. The game was a one-nil win for the Swans with the goal coming on the twenty-second minute from Bafetimbi Gomis. Kirk Broadfoot, Craig Morgan, Kari Arnason and Richard Brindley saw yellow for the Millers that night.
Stephen has twice been in charge of Millers games before that night – the first being on a Tuesday night and saw us lose our one hundred per cent record at the New York Stadium. Rochdale were the visitors and on the stroke of half-time Dele Adebola put ‘Dale in front with Alex Revell equalising fifteen minutes into the second half. A Daniel Nardiello strike on sixty five minutes gave the home side the lead but when Jason Kennedy went down in the area under a challenge from Revell, Mr Martin pointed to the spot and the resulting penalty was scored by Robert Grant. Four minutes later a curling effort from Kevin McIntyre found the bottom corner of the net to give Rochdale a three-two win.
The only other time Stephen has been in the middle for a Rotherham game was in February at Brunton Park. Wes Thomas put the Millers in front on twenty-four minutes but a goal just before the break from Lee Millers saw Carlisle draw level. In the final minute of the game the visitors got all three points when Kieran Agard made it two-one to Rotherham. That day yellow cards were shown to Claude Davis and Kari Arnason of the Millers and Courtney Meppen-Walters of Carlisle.
This season Stephen has been in charge of thirty-five games showing eighty-one yellow cards and four red cards.
Running the line for the Millers last home game of the season will be . . . .
Rob Jones from Merseyside
Alan Clayton from Cheshire
The Fourth Official will be . . . .
Andrew Madley from West Yorkshire