Emmanuel and Rotherham Off to Wembley
Wednesday, 16th May 2018 22:17
Blues right-back Josh Emmanuel and his loan club Rotherham beat Scunthorpe 2-0 in the second leg of their play-off semi-final at the New York Stadium and 4-2 on aggregate to reach the final at Wembley.
Emmanuel played the full 90 minutes and created the Millers’ second goal - as he had done in the first leg - and was named the sponsors’ man of the match.
The Millers will face Town management contender Paul Hurst’s Shrewsbury at Wembley on Sunday 27th May.
Emmanuel has spent the season with Rotherham, making 36 starts and one sub appearances without scoring.
The 20-year-old academy product, who is contracted to the Blues until the summer of 2019 with the club having an option for a further season, recently picked up Rotherham’s Young Player of the Year award.
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|leftie1972 added 22:24 - May 16|
Good for him. An excellent advert for our young players. He should be proud of himself.
|Edmundo added 22:26 - May 16|
Legend in the making. His run into Scunthorpe''s defence was awesome. Back and straight into the tram please.
|Gforce added 22:35 - May 16|
I would also like to see him back in the tram.
|Suffolkboy added 22:40 - May 16|
Very very well done JE ; a season long credit to both yourself and ITFC .Lets see you go from strength to strength now in a Town shirt ,and we can all be thankful for your progress , and MMs forethought in arranging this loan period !
|Bluebell added 22:51 - May 16|
Well done Josh. We need you back in Ipswich next season. A far better player than Iorfa was!
Ironic really that Keifer Moore was doing so well for Rotherham and is one of the reasons they are in the play offs. Signed by Barnsley who will be in League 1 next season whereas Rotherham, who wanted to keep him, could be in the Championship and we made quite a bit of money from the sale!
|Mattchuuuu added 22:52 - May 16|
Well done, Josh - look forward to seeing a manager support and believe in his clear ability.
|harlingblue added 00:37 - May 17|
Well done Josh, congratulations on what you have achieved this year at Rotherham. Young player of the year, and now a trip to Wembley.
Manager Paul Warne (ex member of the Diss Town FA Vase Winning team under the tutelage of Bill Punton) will have the team well primed for this special occasion.
|rayman_10 added 01:30 - May 17|
Forgive me if I’m wrong but I’m sure Saturday 27th May doesn’t exist this year? Is it Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th lol
|Monkey_Blue added 06:13 - May 17|
Does MM get any credit for thinking a season on loan would do him good?
|jas0999 added 06:45 - May 17|
Good news indeed. Well done Josh.
|Essexnblue added 08:44 - May 17|
Nice to go to Wembley and good reward for a seasons graft learning the game and I agree with Monkey Blue, MM deserves the credit for sending him out to get experience.
However from what I have seen, it will be tough back at ITFC as IMO Cotter is a far superior player.
Still better to have 2 good uns than none.
|terryf added 09:29 - May 17|
Well Mr Hurst will be able to see him 'up close and personal' and if he becomes our Manager make sure he's in our first Team for the start of the season.
Well done Josh, enjoy your day at Wembley
|BlueBlood90 added 12:33 - May 17|
I've always like Emmanuel but agreed at the time that a loan move was needed. He looked great going forward for us but was very vulnerable getting back and defending. Judging by last nights performance, he's going to return a far better player than the one that left which is great news. Hopefully Cotter and Emmanuel can battle it out for that right back position. I don't think either are miles away from being better than Iorfa or Spence were last year.
|Daleyitfc added 20:00 - May 17|
I'm guessing we'll recall him for no reason, just in time for him to miss his Wembley game ...
|brian_a_mul added 22:49 - May 17|
The big thing for me is that Josh has proven he has the stamina and endurance to play a full season in a very competitive league and consistantly keep his performances up. He is a Championship quality player now, fantastic!
|TractorRoyNo1 added 12:01 - May 18|
Rotherham manager was in the Diss Town team that won at Wembley years ago (born in Norwich and 100% budgie) so cross him off the list as our next manager.
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