Old boy Pablo relishing Don Valley return

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WHEN the announcer shouts out Pablo Mills’ name at Don Valley Stadium this afternoon, the powerful centre-half is expected to get a hearty round of applause from both sets of supporters.

The Crawley Town player faces Rotherham United for the first time since being axed in the wake of their League Two play-off final defeat to Dagenham and Redbridge in May 2010.

Mills, who played more than 150 times in a four-year stint with the Millers, has already helped the big-spending Red Devils climb out of the Blue Square Bet Premier Division and he is looking to add another promotion to his burgeoning CV.

“It will be the first time I have been back since I left,” he said.

“I had a good time at Rotherham and it is a club that will always be close to my heart.

“It will be nice to see a few old faces again but I’ll be trying to put one over on them.

“It will be a tough game. Rotherham started off well this season and although they have slipped down a bit they only need a run of a few games and they would be right back up there.”

With one-time Sheffield United youngster Kyle McFadzean serving a one-match ban, Mills is poised to be partnered at the heart of the defence by ex-Blades defender Claude Davis.