Rotherham United: Millers skipper’s happy memory

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The arrival of promotion favourites Peterborough United on Saturday will serve as a reminder for Rotherham United skipper Craig Morgan of his own back-to-back promotions with them.

Morgan helped Peterborough to get out of League Two in 2008 and then played a major part in them going straight through League One the following season - the first club to do that particular double since the Millers did it in 2000 and 2001.

His centre defence partner as Posh climbed into The Championship was Gabriel Zakuani and the pair will be on opposite sides at the New York Stadium on Saturday.

Zakuani has been called up to replace suspended Nathaniel Knight-Percival who was one of two players sent off for Posh - right back Mark Little the other - in their 2-1 win over MK Dons last Saturday.

Morgan, who returned to action for Rotherham at Walsall last Saturday after an ankle injury, proved a key figure last season despite missing a long spell with a broken leg. He has been made captain this season and has been forming a sound centre defence alliance with Kari Arnason.

Morgan actually joined Rotherham from Preston who paid Peterborough £400,000 for him. At Deepdale he linked up with his old boss Darren Ferguson who had taken over at Preston. Ferguson was sacked and returned to Peterborough and Morgan was later told he wouldn’t be figuring at Preston which is how he ended up with Rotherham at the start of last season.

Another Peterborough ‘old boy’, Lee Frecklington, will be lining up against them having joined the Millers in a six figure deal last season.

Peterborough are also set to be missing another key player in striker Lee Tomlin who suffered a foot injury in their 2-0 defeat at Sunderland on Tuesday.

Manager Darren Ferguson - who described the challenge on Tomlin as ‘a bad foul’ - expects him to be out for a while if the early nerve damage diagnosis is confirmed.