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Adam Collin's best saves for the Millers

Adam Collin's Rotherham career is over after he was one of 11 players released last week.

It marks the end of an era as Collin's exit means only Lee Frecklington and Richie Smallwood remain at the club from the 2013-14 promotion campaign.

Adam Collin was a Wembley hero for the Millers
It was in the final game of that season where Collin wrote himself into club folklore with his two penalty saves in the play-off final shootout victory over Leyton Orient at Wembley.

But he struggled to make the number one shirt his own at Championship level and after finding himself out of the side towards the end of lthe 2014-15 season, he made just two appearances last term before joining Aberdeen on loan.

Here's a look back at some of his best saves.

Rotherham 2 Crawley 2 - 25/1/14

Collin is an old hand at making spectacular triple saves and his first effort was to preserve a point in a home draw with Crawley early in 2014.

This one was dramatic as well as it came seconds after Kieran Agard had just scored an injury-time equaliser to make it 2-2.

With the Millers still celebrating, the visitors advanced forward and the ball fell to Nicky Adams, who would sign for the Millers in six days’ time, but Collin kept it out and then made further stops from Gary Alexander and Josh Simpson to ensure it was Agard’s goal that proved decisive.

 Adam Collin triple save on Make A Gif

Peterborough 0 Rotherham 1 - 22/3/14

The Millers were in the midst of a lengthy unbeaten run in League One and they needed Collin to produce the goods to seal an impressive win at play-off rivals Peterborough, which was Steve Evans' 100th game in charge.

Agard’s first-half penalty had put the Millers in front and they had to produce a second-half rearguard display, which Collin was at the forefront of.

His stellar moment came when he made a stunning save to deny Conor Washington, spreading himself superbly to block a goalbound from close range and maintain his side's lead.

Leyton Orient 2 Rotherham 2 - 25/5/14

His promotion-winning antics at Wembley need little introduction. 

The Millers were on death row in the penalty shootout after a pulsating 120 minutes. Lee Frecklington’s miss had given Orient the advantage and Evans’ men needed something special. 

And Collin was able to deliver it with back-to-back stops to send the Millers and their sizeable following into ecstasy.

First he got down to his left to keep out Mathieu Baudry’s effort and then, after Richie Smallwood had put the Millers back in front, the keeper went the other way to produce a fine save to deny Chris Dagnall. 

Seconds later he was near the edge of the penalty area being mobbed by delirious team-mates.

Norwich 1 Rotherham 1- 4/10/14

The video of a miraculous triple save that denied Norwich went viral given how logic-defying it was. 

With the score at 0-0 and the Millers coming under the cosh, Collin’s first stop to claw away Lewis Grabban’s header was special. The way he then got up to block Cameron Jerome’s close-range follow-up was impressive, but the manner of his agility and bravery to somehow deny Jerome’s second effort from even closer-range, while sat on his backside, was unbelievable.

To make the saves even more valuable, once the ball was finally cleared the Millers went up to the other end and won a penalty when Matt Derbyshire was clattered by John Ruddy. Paul Green scored it, but Collin was the real hero.

Rotherham 2 Leeds 1 - 18/10/14

The Millers were in the middle of a rousing second-half performance against their Yorkshire rivals which had seen them overturn a first-half deficit thanks to goals from Alex Revell and Jonson Clarke-Harris. 

But Evans’ men again found themselves relying on Collin as he produced a fine low stop to keep their visitors at bay.

After already palming one low effort from Adryan around the post, Collin went even better from Mirko Atenucci’s stinging effort as he got down quickly and put a strong palm on the ball, which turned it on to the post and wide.

The Millers went on to win the game and that save proved vital.

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