Millers out of the League Cup

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Rotherham United were unable to contain German three-goal-maestro Jeffrey Schluff despite taking a lead against Leicester City, as they slipped out of the League Cup, at first round stage, tonight.

Millers lost 4-1, but were gifted a good start by former Doncaster Rovers defender Matt Mills, who scored through his own net on ‘unlucky’ 13 minutes.

But Paul Gallagher levelled with a header from inside the area on 35 minutes.

Within minute the City player’s name had gone from the scoresheet into the ref’s book.

The second half saw a German raid on Rotherham’s net.

Hamburg-born Schluff, who is only 18 years old, scored a brace in 10 minutes to put the match out of the Millers’ reach.

Schluff fired home his hat-trick on 71 minutes at Don Valley stadium.

Attendance 3,717.

Millers’ starters and bench: Warrington, Newey, Cresswell, Raynes, Harrison, Taylor, Schofield, Marshall, Pringle, Le Fondre, 23 Grabban. Substitutes: Tonge, Foster, Evans, Bank, Bradley, Holroyd.

*Full analysis on tonight’s match in the Wednesday edition of The Star.