TWO players with South Yorkshire connections will pose an attacking threat for revitalised Barnet as they look to dent Rotherham United’s 100 per cent record this afternoon at the Don Valley Stadium,
Jason Price made more than 100 appearances in four successful seasons with Doncaster Rovers and several clubs later has now pitched up with the Bees to form an attacking partnership with Izale McLeod which has begun well.
McLeod had a much shorter time in this area - just seven appearances for Sheffield United back in 2003/04. He is now enjoying linking up with the lanky Price: “Jason wins his fair share of flick-ons and I have to just try and gamble,” he said.
On the bench for Tuesday’s 2-2 home draw with Gillingham (in which McLeod got both goals including a stoppage time equaliser) was Exodus Geohaghon, the giant defender who was on loan with Rotherham this time last season.
Barnet arrive at Don Valley having won their first away game at Morecambe before pulling off a tremendous result when beating Portsmouth 1-0 at Fratton Park in the Carling Cup. Their other game was a home defeat by Port Vale.
n The Millers are to include a full re-print of the original programme from the first League Cup Final in the matchday programme at this afternoon’s game.
It will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the staging of the first leg of that final at Millmoor in August 1961 and the visit, as club guests at today’s game, of eight of the players who figured in that famous cup run which ended with a 3-2 aggregate defeat to Aston Villa. The old players will have a meal at the ground with club officials and guests before the game and be presented to the crowd on the pitch at half-time.
The club hope that supporters will delay their usual half-time departure for a few minutes to welcome back the players who figured in a piece of footballing history as well as Rotherham United history.