2013–14 Rotherham United F.C. season

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Rotherham United
2013–14 Football League One season
ChairmanTony Stewart
ManagerSteve Evans
StadiumNew York Stadium
Rotherham
League One4th (gained promotion through playoffs)
Football League CupSecond Round
FA CupSecond Round Proper
Football League TrophyNorthern Area Semi Final
Top goalscorerLeague: Kieran Agard (16)
All: Kieran Agard (18)
Highest home attendanceLeague: 11,758 vs Sheffield United
All: 11,758 vs Sheffield United
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 8,534 vs Shrewsbury Town
All: 7,234 vs Shrewsbury Town

In the 2013–14 season, Rotherham United competed in League One, after a late surge in the closing stages of League Two (resulting in them being the first team to win five consecutive matches that season), saw them finishing second, behind Gillingham, and ahead of Port Vale - whom spent all season in the top two. The club also took part in the annual Capital One Cup and FA Cup, and spent another season in the lower tier tournament, the Johnstones Paint Trophy. United commenced the season under the retained management of Steve Evans, alongside assistant Paul Raynor. They went into the season as decent favourites for promotion,[1] as well as contenders for the Johnstones Paint Trophy.[2]

Due to the promotion, Rotherham were playing against South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United, whom hadn't played against each other in the league for years. One other local team to join Rotherham in League One was Bradford City, who were beaten twice last season by the Millers - one being a 4–0 thrashing at the New York Stadium.[3] Another notable fixture that took place was a home tie in the first round of the Capital One Cup against South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday, whom they famously beat 2–1.[4]

Also, prior to the start of the season, the club continued to show its fulfilment to huge bonds with the community, collecting the 2013 Family Excellence Award.[5]

The captain for the season was Welsh defender Craig Morgan, who wore the number 20 shirt for the Millers.

During this season they collected 86 points scoring 86 goals (the 2nd highest of any League 1 team) while conceding 58 goals (joint 9th best. They came fourth in the league and subsequently featured in the League 1 playoffs. They beat Preston in the Playoffs semi finals 4-2 on aggregate and faced Leyton Orient in the final. After 90 minutes it was 2-2 and it went to penalties. Rotherham had gone behind 2-1 on penalties but came back to win 4-3 on penalties to gain promotion to the Championship. They featured in the 2014–15 Football League Championship next season.

Squad statistics[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Scotland GK Scott Shearer
2 England DF Richard Brindley
3 England DF Joe Skarz
4 Iceland DF Kári Árnason
5 Jamaica DF Claude Davis
8 Republic of Ireland MF Lee Frecklington
9 England FW Alex Revell
10 Northern Ireland MF Michael O'Connor
14 Wales DF Mark Bradley
15 England MF Robert Milsom
18 England MF Ben Pringle
20 Wales DF Craig Morgan
No. Position Player
21 England GK Adam Collin
22 England FW Kieran Agard
24 England MF Mitch Rose
25 England FW Tom Eaves
26 England FW Wes Thomas
27 England DF James Tavernier
28 Slovenia FW Haris Vuckic
30 England GK Tony Thompson
35 England FW Tom Hitchcock
36 England MF Richie Smallwood
37 England MF Nicky Adams
England MF Danny Schofield [6]

Appearances and Goals[edit]

As of 3 August 2013
No. Pos. Nat. Name Total League One Capital One Cup FA Cup Johnstone's Paint Trophy Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Scotland Scott Shearer 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 GK England Adam Collin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF England Richard Brindley 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
3 DF England Joe Skarz 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
4 DF Iceland Kári Árnason 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 DF Jamaica Claude Davis 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 DF England Pablo Mills 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 DF Wales Mark Bradley 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 DF Wales Craig Morgan (C) 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
7 MF England David Worrall 1+3 1 1+2 1 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF Republic of Ireland Lee Frecklington 5 3 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 MF Northern Ireland Michael O'Connor 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
15 MF England Robert Milsom 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 MF England Ben Pringle 5 2 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 MF Scotland David Noble 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 MF Scotland Michael Tidser 0+2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 MF England Mitch Rose 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF England Nicky Walker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 FW England Alex Revell 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 FW England Danny Hylton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 FW England Matthew Tubbs 4+1 0 3+1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
17 FW Wales Daniel Nardiello 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
22 FW England Kieran Agard 3+1 1 2+1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
23 FW England Tom Eaves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • (starts) + (substitute apps)

Goalscorers[edit]

As of 9 October 2013
Place Position Nation Number Name League One FA Cup Capital One Cup Johnstones Paint Trophy Total
1 MF Republic of Ireland 8 Lee Frecklington 2 0 1 0 3
2 MF England 18 Ben Pringle 1 0 1 0 2
3 FW England 22 Kieran Agard 1 0 0 0 1
= MF England 7 David Worrall 1 0 0 0 1
= FW England 9 Alex Revell 1 0 0 0 1
= FW England 17 Daniel Nardiello 1 0 0 0 1

Pre–season[edit]

Competitions[edit]

League One[edit]

On 19 June 2013, the fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced.[7]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
2 Brentford (P) 46 28 10 8 72 43 +29 94 Promotion to Football League Championship
3 Leyton Orient 46 25 11 10 85 45 +40 86 Qualification for League One play-offs[a]
4 Rotherham United (O, P) 46 24 14 8 86 58 +28 86
5 Preston North End 46 23 16 7 72 46 +26 85
6 Peterborough United 46 23 5 18 72 58 +14 74
Updated to match(es) played on 3 May 2014. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to Football League Championship.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 24 14 8 86 58  +28 86 10 10 3 44 30  +14 14 4 5 42 28  +14

Last updated: 2 May 2016.
Source: [9]

Matchday summary[edit]

Matchday12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHHAAHAAHAHHAAHAHHA
ResultDDWDWWWDLWLLDLDWDWWWDWLLWWDWWWWDWDWDWWWWLDLWDW
Position813795445766109101071076666665555555555554443334354
Source: [10]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Fixtures[edit]

Play-offs[edit]

Football League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Transfers[edit]

As of 9 October 2013
Players transferred in
Date Pos. Nat. Name Previous Club Fee Ref.
29 April 2013 DF England Joe Skarz Bury Free [11]
23 May 2013 DF England Richard Brindley Chesterfield Free Agent [12]
23 May 2013 GK England Adam Collin Carlisle United Free Agent [13]
11 June 2013 MF England Nicky Walker Rotherham United Academy Free [14]
11 June 2013 GK England Tony Thompson Rotherham United Academy Free [14]
20 June 2013 MF England David Worrall Bury Undisclosed [15]
24 June 2013 MF England Robert Milsom Aberdeen Free [16]
20 June 2013 FW England Danny Hylton Aldershot Town Free Agent [16]
4 July 2013 MF Scotland Michael Tidser Greenock Morton Undisclosed [17]
30 August 2013 DF England Pablo Mills Macclesfield Town Free Agent (successful trial) [18]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Nat. Name To Fee Ref.
2 May 2013 GK England Andy Warrington Released Free [19]
2 May 2013 DF England Dale Tonge Released Free [19]
2 May 2013 FW England Alec Denton Released Free [19]
19 June 2013 DF England Nicky Hunt Released Free [20]
26 June 2013 DF England Ian Sharps Released Mutual Consent [21]
22 July 2013 DF England Johnny Mullins Oxford United Undisclosed [22]
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Nat Name From Date to Ref.
27 July 2013 FW England Matthew Tubbs AFC Bournemouth 31 January 2014 [23]
21 September 2013 FW England Tom Eaves Bolton Wanderers 31 January 2014 [24]
Players loaned out
Date from Pos. Nat Name To Date to Ref.
29 August 2013 MF England Lionel Ainsworth Motherwell 31 January 2014 [25]
2 September 2013 MF Scotland David Noble Cheltenham Town 31 January 2014 [26]
10 September 2013 FW Nigeria Kayode Odejayi Accrington Stanley 31 January 2014 [27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "League One promotion odds". Oddschecker.
  2. ^ "JPT odds". Statto.
  3. ^ "Rotherham 4-0 Bradford". BBC Sport.
  4. ^ "1st Round Draws". Yorkshire Post.
  5. ^ "Millers pick up award". www.themillers.co.uk.
  6. ^ "Squad Numbers announced". www.themillers.co.uk.
  7. ^ "League One fixtures". BBC Sport. 19 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Coventry City: Football League docks Sky Blues 10 points". BBC Sport. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Rotherham United League Table 2013–2014". Statto.com. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Rotherham United results for the 2013–2014 season". Statto.com. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Millers set to sign Skarz permanently". www.themillers.co.uk.
  12. ^ "Millers sign former Spireite". www.themillers.co.uk.
  13. ^ "Keeper puts pen to paper". www.themillers.co.uk.
  14. ^ a b "Duo earn professional deals". www.themillers.co.uk.
  15. ^ "Millers land Bury winger". www.themillers.co.uk.
  16. ^ a b "Double recruit for Millers". www.themillers.co.uk.
  17. ^ "Tidser capture confirmed". www.themillers.co.uk.
  18. ^ "Former skipper Mills returns to Rotherham". www.themillers.co.uk.
  19. ^ a b c "Stage one of contract talks concluded". www.themillers.co.uk.
  20. ^ "Hunt released by Millers". www.themillers.co.uk.
  21. ^ "Sharps departs for second time". www.themillers.co.uk.
  22. ^ "Mullins joins Oxford permanently". www.themillers.co.uk.
  23. ^ "Tubbs saga ends as striker signs on loan". www.themillers.co.uk.
  24. ^ "Eaves signs on loan". www.themillers.co.uk.
  25. ^ "Ainsworth departs on loan". www.themillers.co.uk. 29 August 2013.
  26. ^ "Noble makes loan exit". www.themillers.co.uk.
  27. ^ "Odejayi joins Stanley". www.themillers.co.uk.