Millers: Rotherham United to pay tribute to Kirkman

FORMER Rotherham United favourite Alan Kirkman - a scorer in the first ever League Cup Final - has died at the age of 74.

He netted the second goal in Rotherham's 2-0 win over Aston Villa in the first leg of the first ever final in 1961. Villa then won the second leg 3-0.

An attacking inside forward, he was signed from Manchester City in March 1959 and his goals, including the winner against promotion-bound Sheffield Wednesday in what is now The Championship, helped steer Rotherham away from the relegation places.

He scored 63 goals in just over 160 appearances including 23 in season 1961/62.

The club is likely to pay a tribute before today's home game with Southend.

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