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PROGRAMME: JAMES TAVERNIER DISCUSSES CLASH WITH FORMER CLUB ROTHERHAM UNITED

19 December 2014

Special 1914 Christmas Truce edition of programme packed with exclusive content.

  • Tavernier on Millers memories.
  • Christopher Park update with Academy Manager Gregor Rioch.
  • 1914 Christmas Truce Commemorations detailed.
Saturday’s official matchday programme features James Tavernier as the cover star with the former Rotherham United man discussing his time at the New York Stadium last season as he helped the Millers win promotion to the Sky Bet Championship.

“I’ve got very happy memories from my time at Rotherham,” Tavernier said. “I reached Wembley last year with them in the play-off final, winning on penalties.

“Being part of that with the team was a great experience and something I’ll never forget.

“Playing for Rotherham boosted my profile; they gave me a chance at a higher level, I played a lot of games and people were obviously watching me so it was great for me.

“When you play in play-offs and big games like we were, then it improves you and it did a lot for me.

“I’d been to a few clubs but there was a much bigger consistency when I was at Rotherham and there was a great understanding with Steve Evans and the staff; we had a great relationship and it worked out well for both of us.”

On the Millers boss, Tavernier has nothing but respect for the man who gave him his break and opportunity in Sky Bet League One.

“He knows how to get the best out of players and his record speaks for itself,” the Bradford-born defender added. “He’s had lots of promotions for the amount of seasons that he’s been a manager at numerous clubs and every team that he gets in, he knows how to get the best out of them – the players really work hard for him.”

To read the full interview with Tavernier, as well as Roger Espinoza’s first and last, Gregor Rioch’s Academy Update, our Christmas Truce commemoration and regular contributions from Malky Mackay, Jonathan Jackson and Gary Caldwell, pick up your official matchday programme for £3 from sellers around the ground prior to kick-off.

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