Wembley Beckons For Two Newcastle Players

Rotherham have reached the League One play-off final at Wembley,  and they were helped by on-loan Newcastle players James Tavernier and Haris Vuckic.

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James Tavernier celebrates with fans after making Wembley play-off final

Rotherham played against Preston North End and the first leg ended 1-1 at Preston, but last night the Millers won 3-1 and they are on their way to Wembley.

However, Preston took the lead last night in the 16th minute from former Blackburn striker Paul Gallagher, but then goals from Thomas after 24 minutes and Frecklington ten minutes later saw Rotherham with a 2-1 halftime lead.

And then to put some daylight between the sides Kieran Agard scored the Millers’ third goal after 67 minutes, and he was set up nicely by Newcastle’s James Tavernier ,who pulled the ball back from the right wing to get the assist.

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The Millers fans celebrate after reaching Wembley

James Tavernier played the whole game last night, and Haris Vuckic was brought on as a 87th minute substitute for Rotherham.

Rotherham go through to the play-off final by a 4-2 score on aggregate, and they will now face Leyton Orient in the final, after Orient had beaten Peterborough in the other play-off semifinal – 3-2 on aggregate.

Leyton Orient and Rotherham finished 3rd and 4th in the League One respectively, and both were on 86 points, but Orient had a better goal difference.

The final will be a game worth watching, and it takes place on Sunday, May 25th at Wembley Stadium, that’s a week on Sunday.

Let’s hope Rotherham can make it through to the Championship for next season.

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