Rotherham United: Sheron gets Millers Academy role

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Steve Evans will check out Rotherham United’s next opponents Walsall tonight in their big local derby with Wolves.

The Saddlers go just a few miles up the road to Molineux for what is their most eagerly anticipated away game of the season.

A point will take Wolves, who are a point ahead of the fourth-placed Millers, into second place above Peterborough. Meanwhile, leaders Leyton Orient are strongly fancied to extend their 100 per cent record at home to bottom side Notts County who have yet to win.

Rotherham go to Walsall on Saturday unbeaten in their opening seven league games which represents Rotherham’s second best start in their history, topped only by the 11 match unbeaten start in 1948. The club had achieved six on a couple of occasions, the last time in 1988.

Meanwhile, the club have appointed former Manchester City and Barnsley striker Mike Sheron as Head of Academy Coaching.

Mike has wealth of coaching experience with Manchester City, Bury, Oldham Athletic and most recently Liverpool having occupied roles from junior coach to reserve team manager.

“I was doubtful about taking such a role again unless at a club with progression and this is a club that definitely looks like it wants to progress forward,” said Sheron.

Mike will link up with Academy Manager Garreth Barker to lead the Millers’ youth department to complete a change of personnel over the summer.

The club’s Chief Operating Officer Paul Douglas has been added to the Board of Directors joining newly-returned Commercial Director Steve Coakley.

“I am very honoured to have been appointed to the Board of Directors,” said Paul.

“The club has changed dramatically during my seven years here. We are experiencing a new era of success both on and off the pitch and I am looking forward to an ambitious future with Rotherham United.”