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On-Loan Striker Moore Nets 13th of Season
Saturday, 11th Nov 2017 15:35

On-loan Town striker Kieffer Moore netted his 13th goal of the season in the sixth minute of injury time as Rotherham United claimed a last-gasp 1-1 draw at Doncaster Rovers in League One at lunchtime.

The 25-year-old, who has made 16 league starts and one sub appearance for the Millers this season, remains the top scorer in the top four divisions in England and looks set to have his spell with the South Yorkshiremen cut short by the Blues in January.

Speaking a fortnight ago, Town boss Mick McCarthy said: “The intention was to send him out to see whether he could get games and score goals and then we’d take a view on it. And that’s still the same.

“But, of course, the more he’s scoring goals, the view is that he’s more likely to come back here at Christmas and see whether he can replicate it in the Championship. And that’s my intention, that’s always been my intention.”

In the League One scoring charts Moore continues to lead former Blues Brett Pitman, who later on Saturday afternoon took his total to 11, scoring twice as Portsmouth won 3-2 at Blackpool, and Jack Marriott, who has netted 10 times for Peterborough following his summer switch from Luton.

Fellow Blue Josh Emmanuel started for the Millers at right-back before being subbed in the 74th minute in favour of striker Jonson Clarke-Harris as Rotherham looked for an equaliser, skipper Richard Wood’s own goal having given Doncaster the lead in the 62nd minute.

Meanwhile, Flynn Downes has been named in the starting line-up for the England U19s in their European Championships qualifier agaist Iceland in Bulgaria this afternoon (KO 4.30pm UK time).

Downes, 18, will be winning his third U19s cap. The game can be watched live online via Bulgarian TV.

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Mark added 15:51 - Nov 11
That man is amazing. He must be worth quite a bit of money now given how much strikers go for, certainly many times the fee we paid for him. I look forward to seeing him back here in January and given a chance in the team. Not easy to fit him in with Garner, McGoldrick, Waghorn and Celina all deserving starts, but a nice problem to have.

Popeye added 16:03 - Nov 11
Just found out his middle names are Roberto Francisco, so he’s Italian so must be a good player lol

MooseJuice added 16:09 - Nov 11
Surprisingly didn't compete in the air fantastically, but was actually pretty competent on the ball and showed a fair bit of pace. Kept fighting til the end too. Keep it up Kieffer!

eMeM added 16:51 - Nov 11
I must admit that I didn't saw it coming. I thought he's not a pro in terms of quality but he already proved that he deserves to get a real chance at higher level. It's hard to believe he couldn't get into Forest Green first XI.

ronnyd added 17:27 - Nov 11
See Pitts scored a couple today.

jas0999 added 20:32 - Nov 11
Good lad!

heathen66 added 20:38 - Nov 11
Superb Kieffer Well Done.
I look forward to seeing you (and Josh) back at PR in January, but unfortunately I do not think that you will get the chance (sustained run of games) that you deserve.
To give you a better chance of making it we need to start calling you Mooro or Mooresy as we know our leader loves a nickname

Dissboyitfc added 20:46 - Nov 11
Bring back Josh too, i say! well done Keiffer!

leftie1972 added 21:24 - Nov 11
Go on Big Kief! If he comes back in January he will definitely offer something different to the other strikers. He deserves a chance and must take it! If it then doesn’t work for him in the first team at least he knows that there’ll be plenty of clubs looking at getting him for a reasonable price. We should be able to at least triple our money.

Taricco_Fan added 01:42 - Nov 12
So pleased for him. His confidence must be sky-high. Really intrigued to see how he slots back into this Town line-up.

harlingblue added 02:59 - Nov 12
He is tall, but is not an aerial target man, but he can score all types of goals for Rotherham. Could be a perfect foil for Garner at Town? a sort of little and large, but in reverse. He has now earned and deserves to be given a fair chance of proper game time by his parent club.

Bluewelshman added 07:12 - Nov 12
I would love to see him back at Town, but you know what will happen if he doesn't score a goal in one or two games, all we will hear is "He's not Championship quality" and words of that ilk.
If he does come back and gets in the side all us fans need to give him patience, as I believe he could do a good job for us leading the line up front.

brittaniaman added 09:23 - Nov 12
I think he would be reluctant to come back as he is treated like a saint at the Millers ??

Cloddyseedbed added 12:29 - Nov 12
Rotherham play to his strengths. Just watch what happens to the poor boy if he comes back here. Well done Kieffer More I say.

coolcat added 21:59 - Nov 12
Well done Kieffer Moore. Saw the goal on football on 5 today. :)

Swn98 added 07:29 - Nov 13
I don't think that it's his choice brittania and who plucked him from obscurity. .

JohnyJohnson added 09:27 - Nov 13
This boy likes to hit them on low with pace. His sense of positioning is great. Look forward to him poaching a few wins for us, probably from the bench though unless a few of our fantastic 4 get injured.

Seasider added 14:44 - Nov 13
Thank you Johny for putting that on.It shows Kieffer can score all sorts of goals,long range,tap ins, headers.

Will he take over Peter Crouch's mantle ?

I know it is not in the Championship (yet);but a big step up from the National League where he couldn't get a regular start,and he is still relatively young;so could have at least another ten years in the game !

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