Players set sights on Millers new era

23 September 2011 09:41
As Rotherham United's new stadium at the Guest and Chrimes site takes shape, a handful of players have their sights on a personal landmark Andy Warrington, Dale Tonge and Danny Harrison have played at the club's old home Millmoor and also at Don Valley, as have Ryan Cresswell and Paul Warne, who now concentrates on first team coaching. All the players are hoping to still be with the club as they move into their new home next summer, and Harrison told the Advertiser: “During my time here I'm just glad to have got a regular stream of games. I seem to have done well for the people that have come in and that's all I can keep hoping for. Obviously I'm fighting for a new contract and if anything were to happen then I'd put pen to paper again. I love playing for Rotherham and always have done.  “The stadium is a big thing. Each time you go past the site you see new things happening. Obviously, Millmoor was an old school-type ground. Don Valley is more of an athletics stadium but this one is going to be tailor-made to Rotherham United and it will be good to get back into the town centre again and I want to be part of it. “It's strange to say you have played for one club for five years and played in three different places as your home ground. I only had a year at Millmoor and Don Valley obviously has been a bit more of a fixture over the last few years. It will be great to get into the new stadium and there will be a lot more fans behind the team as well.” Wath upon Dearne born Tonge added;: “When I signed four years ago, I couldn't really have envisaged playing at three grounds for one club, but I just want to see this club get back to where it belongs. I've been through all the rubbish here -administrations, not getting paid, all that sort of stuff and it would be nice to see the club come out the other end with a new ground and promotion and I think that's nothing less than the fans deserve:  “A new ground will be massive for us. It will boost attendances and bring money back into the the club and get us out of Sheffield because no-one really likes it there. We've had to put up with a lot of rubbish but we've dealt with it well and the chairman, Tony Stewart, has backed us and you can't do anything but praise him for what he's done.  “He brought us out of the bad times and hopefully we'll see the good times come to fruition sooner rather than later.” Skipper and boyhood fan Cresswell said;. “It's great for the town and everyone involved with Rotherham United is excited about it. The chairman has showed us the stadium plans and they're fantastic. I think it will be the best new ground in the area and we just can't wait to play in it. It means more because I'm a Rotherham lad and a Rotherham fan.”