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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.

Photo: Larry McQuillan/Drogheda United

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PJewellisaGod added 23:28 - Sep 9
QPR have a very different opinion to yours MM on threat of our front four:
9.7 Bartosz Bialkowski
1.7 Callum Connolly
8.5 Jordan Spence
2.1 Dominic Iorfa
3.3 Jonas Knudsen
3.0 Grant Ward
1.4 Cole Skuse
3.0 Flynn Downes
1.4 Martyn Waghorn
4.1 David McGoldrick
1.4 Joe Garner
5.0 Bersant Celina
3.0 Tom Adeyemi
1.8 Freddie Sears

Moore is a man in form and it might be a good idea to bring him back.

Currie10 added 02:21 - Sep 10
Well done McDonnell, at last doing something with your ability.

Moore, you goal machine you! Fair play. May have looked a weird signing at the time, however the lad clearly has something.

leftie1972 added 08:29 - Sep 10
Good on ya Big Kief!

Popeye added 08:48 - Sep 10
I like Moore, he's a big lad and has quite a decent touch for a big fella. Think he could become a a long term replacement for Murphs, however, if you listen to MM comments it sounds like he isn't going to pick him ahead of our current four strikers, so it's very likely he will be sold on in January which is a real shame for the lad and the club because he does offer something different.

hucks216 added 08:55 - Sep 10
Maybe he is scoring because he is getting a decent service from midfield, something that wouldn't be happening here.

jas0999 added 09:30 - Sep 10
Turning out to be a great loan move for all concerned. Looks like he is getting the service, something he didn't get here.

Bluetone added 09:37 - Sep 10
Moore has a bright future in football but lookslike he will be another Marriott who has to move on out of McCarthy's stubborn reach to achieve it.
Shame that.

Trojan added 11:02 - Sep 10
Let's remember the difference in level of standard, may not be much but just enough to make a difference. Good luck to him though and it will only make him better and he is still our player !

heathen66 added 12:19 - Sep 10
Amazing what can happen when someone is given a chance
Very hard to prove yourself in 10 minute spells here and 5 minute spells there...
Also stikers need service...and not just aimless 60 yard hoofs.
I for one would not sell Kieffer Moore as I believe he brings a presencethat no one else at the club has apart from perhaps Garner, although knowing Mick he will be given away asap

Pilgrimblue added 15:28 - Sep 10
Yesterday Garner was on his own winning many headers but no one to help. Bart aims al his kicks in his direction but with Moore along side they could do better than with Waggy or Sears.
But then again that's part of the problem as Barts kicking isolates our midfield and gives the ball away. But guess he's following orders!

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 15:45 - Sep 10
Blimey! This is starting to look like more than just beginner's luck. Maybe their system suits him better. If he carries on scoring like this, however, we want him back in January.

tractorboybig added 17:08 - Sep 10
NO WAY. Dino has his vision, this boy could score a hundred goals before Christmas but still be ignored, bit like kenlock

timkatieadamitfc added 00:30 - Sep 11
Oh please, get a grip this bloke is nowhere near good enough for the championship,the closest he's come to scoring at Portman road was actually against us. Don't get me wrong players find their levels and his is in this division.Sell him and buy someone to replace skuse

timkatieadamitfc added 00:32 - Sep 11
Good luck to him though he is doing a great job ( in this league)

Bluewelshman added 09:36 - Sep 11
Moore could finish the season on 30+ goals, and numerous player of the month nominations & awards, but if he doesn't put 110% in during training he won't get a look in.
"He needs to show his worth off the pitch rather than on the pitch" so sayith the Mick.


Miles added 12:48 - Sep 11
Fair play to Moore. Doing what he was sent to do and will benefit him regardless of if he gets a look in here. The point to make is our strikers have been scoring though so it's not like he is and ours aren't.

Adding to the point that Mick won't play him. He was signed by Mick from non-league so Mick clearly sees something in him. He's only saying he's behind our 4 strikers at the moment which is fair enough and hard to argue that point really.

blueboy1981 added 20:07 - Sep 11
........ simple. He's being played to his strengths in a team that likes to attack - and win.

Bringing him back would have an adverse effect on him - he's doing what he does best, enjoying his football, and will probably do all he can to stay where he is.

The garbage of 'playing at a lower level' is just that - natural goal scorers will score at any level - sometimes the higher the level, the better the service provided to such players - and therefore somewhat easier.

He would be wasted at Portman Road - just like Waghorn / McGoldrick etc; are / or may well continue to be.

Bert added 22:51 - Sep 12
I don't remember anyone lavishing praise on Moore when MM played him. He was treated in the same manner as Douglas. The MM haters will say anything to justify their loathing of the man. Well done Moore, your boss knows what he is doing with young players out on loan. Listen to him , not the anti brigade.

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