Rotherham United: Millers star’s accolade no surprise

Lee Frecklington and skipper Craig Morgan lead Rotherham United's lap of appreciation
Lee Frecklington and skipper Craig Morgan lead Rotherham United's lap of appreciation
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The accolade for Ben Pringle this week would have come as no surprise to Rotherham United followers.

He was named in the League One Team of the Year at the PFA awards dinner - Rotherham’s only representative in the XI.

The sandy-haired, left-sided midfielder has regularly caught the eye this season and, along the way, has obviously impressed his fellow professionals who have the votes which put him in that team.

Although not a natural winger of the take-em-on variety, he has operated The fact he has in a role on the left and has produced a stream of quality crosses which have been an integral part of Rotherham’s success this season.

His value to the side is reflected in the fact he has missed only one of the 52 games Rotherham have played in all this season - and that was because he incurred a one match ban for accumulating five bookings.

Amidst his many assists he has scored six goals including a blockbuster in the win over Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup last August which was on the shortlist for the club’s Goal of the Season.

The League One XI was; Ikeme (Wolves); Ricketts, Batth (both Wolves), Maguire (Sheffield United) Bidwell (Brentford); Sako (Wolves), Forshaw (Brentford), McDonald (Wolves), Pringle; Assambalonga (Peterborough), Wilson (Coventry).

The Millers held their own end-of-season function last Saturday when midfielder Lee Frecklington was named Player of the Year.

On the shortlist were Pringle, Kieran Agard, Adam Collin, Craig Morgan and Alex Revell.

The club’s Goal of the Season went to Tom Hitchcock for the fourth goal (his third) in the 4-3 win at Gillingham on April 5.

Alex Revell is the Community Player of the Year.

Rotherham, in fifth place, are at Swindon on Saturday in the final league game. A fourth or fifth finish means the home leg first in the Play-offs on May 10