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Eight players you forgot played for Rotherham

There's been plenty of players pull on the famous red and white shirt over the last decade as Rotherham fought their way back up the leagues.

A drop to the bottom division, then six years getting out of it followed by three years of Steve Evans means that there has been an especially high turnover of players at the Millers.

The loan and short-term market has been particularly used well, meaning that there is likely to be a few forgotten men in that time.

Here's eight players that you might not remember over the last decade.

David Stockdale
The goalkeeper was brought to Don Valley on loan from Fulham by Mark Robins during the 2008-09 season. He made eight appearances, but was recalled at the end of his two-month stay. Stockdale went on to get a call-up to the England squad in 2012 but had to pull out due to his wedding. He is currently at Brighton.

Curtis Woodhouse
Sheffield-born Woodhouse returned to his Yorkshire roots when the Millers signed him on loan from Birmingham in January 2003. The former Sheffield United midfielder made 11 appearances for Ronnie Moore's men as they finished in lowed mid-table in 2002-03, but a permanent move was not pursued and he turned to a career in professional boxing.

Grant Leadbitter
Leadbitter was a youngster at Sunderland when he came to Millmoor with the Millers in their first season out of the Championship under Mick Harford. The midfielder proved himself to be a player with a bright future as he impressed in an eight-game spell which yielded one goal. He went back to play in the Black Cats' first-team that season and is now at Middlesbrough.

Bruce Dyer
Rotherham has been the home to plenty of journeyman down the years so it was perhaps no surprise when Bruce Dyer arrived at Millmoor in the early part of 2007-08 on loan from Doncaster. However, his stay was short-lived as he failed to score in three appearances for the League Two Millers. He retired in 2009.

Ian Thomas-Moore
Thomas-Moore's move to Rotherham was a case of nepotism at its best as he was signed by his dad Ronnie Moore on a short-term deal in 2011. Unfortunately for Ronnie, his son waited until the game after he got the sack to do anything as the striker bagged a hat-trick in a 6-0 win at Lincoln - his only goals for the club. He is currently a scout for Hartlepool, again hired by his dad.

Jon Harley
Harley had Champions League and England youth international appearances to his name after starting life at Chelsea, but the left-sided player's career was in decline when Andy Scott signed him on loan in October 2011. He made 12 appearances in an inconsistent side before returning to parent club Notts County.

Matt Tubbs
It could be easy to forget that Tubbs played for the Millers owing to the entire lack of impact made. He was the subject of a year-long chase by boss Steve Evans, who kept reminding everyone of his goalscoring prowess, and finally arrived on loan from Bournemouth in time for the 2013-14 League One campaign. However, he scored just one goal in 21 appearances.

Toumani Diagouraga
Not many people would have expected Diagouraga to go on to be one of the top midfielders in the Championship when he came to the Millers on loan in the 2006-07 League One relegation season. A 19-year-old gangly-limbed midfielder, there were times when it looked as if he had never kicked a ball before in his seven appearances at Millmoor.

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