Rotherham United: Millers star a forgotten hero!

David Worrall claimed his first goal in Rotherham colours at Crawley Town.
David Worrall claimed his first goal in Rotherham colours at Crawley Town.
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David Worrall furrowed his brow and thought hard. But he couldn’t remember the last time he’d scored.

“Well, other than about half-an-hour ago at that end,” chuckled the Rotherham United winger jabbing a finger towards the goal into which he’d popped his side’s skilfully-taken winner at Crawley on Saturday, “ I’ve forgotten when the last one was.”

It was last November for Bury in a 2-2 draw with Bournemouth. As it was one of only two goals he got last season, he’s already halfway towards equalling his tally!

“I’d nearly scored the previous week against Preston and when the gaffer sends you on (he was sub at Crawley) he wants attacking players to go on and score or to do something,” said Worrall. “I won’t forget this one!”

“As the ball dropped, one of my old teammates from Bury days, Mike Jones, was running towards me but I managed to get there first and knew when I hit it that it could go in.

“It was just a great feeling and great to do it in front of the Rotherham fans and then to be able to go and celebrate with them.”

Worrall was first choice wide right on the opening day at Crewe but was replaced after 50 minutes and been on the subs’ bench since although he has got on each game.

“If you lose your place, you simply have to get on with it and try and get back in,” he added.

“After starting with the two draws in the league, we were looking to win at Crawley and so it was an important result. If we can follow that up at home to Shrewsbury on Saturday, it will have been a great start but no one should get carried away.”

Striker Daniel Nardiello missed the reserves goalless draw with Scunthorpe yesterday following the birth of his daughter. Matt Tubbs, Claude Davis and Worrall were all given run-outs.