On-Loan Moore Continues Scoring Streak
Saturday, 9th Sep 2017 23:01
On-loan Blues striker Kieffer Moore netted twice as Rotherham beat Bury 3-2 at home in League One, the 25-year-old taking his tally during his loan spell to six goals in five league starts and one sub appearance.
Moore, who was nominated for the August Player of the Month award, netted in the 20th and 58th minutes to twice give the Millers the lead.
The Shakers pegged them back on both occasions by on-loan Brighton midfielder Richie Towell - a player eyed by the Blues during his time at Dundalk - grabbed a late winner.
Fellow Blue Josh Emmanuel, who like Moore is with Rotherham for the season although with Town able to cut the spells short in January, again missed out with a toe injury.
Speaking following Moore’s Player of the Month nomination, a gong which eventually went to former Blue Jack Marriott who is now with Peterborough, manager Mick McCarthy said: “Brilliant, that’s the reason I sent him out. Let me just clear it up, he’s not as good as Waggy, he’s not as good as Joe Garner, Freddie or Didz.
“We’ve got four really good strikers, as different as they might be, they are all more important to me in this league.
“He was sent there on loan to do exactly what he’s doing. And isn’t that great? I’m delighted for him, I’ve texted him and he’s enjoying it.
“Josh didn’t play last week, he’d got a sore toe, but they’re pleased with them both, it’s great.”
Elsewhere, Adam McDonnell and George Fowler made their second starts for Aldershot as they were beaten 2-0 at home by Dover Athletic in the Vanarama National League.
McDonnell played the full 90 minutes and was named man of the match while Fowler was substituted with four minutes remaining.
Meanwhile, Town’s U18s were beaten 4-0 away at Hull City - who are coached by former Blue Richard Naylor - this morning.
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