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Moore Nets Twice for Millers
Tuesday, 11th Jul 2017 20:39

Blues striker Kieffer Moore got his loan spell with Rotherham off to a goalscoring start as he netted twice as the Millers thrashed local side Floridsdorfer 7-1 in the opening friendly of their Austrian training camp earlier this evening.


Moore, who joined the League One side on a season-long loan yesterday, played the first hour and scored his goals in the first half.

“It was good for Kieffer to get a couple of goals,” Rotherham manager Paul Warne said. “You can see what he brings to the team. He has settled in really well."

Prior to the game the 24-year-old, who also scored for Town in the 5-0 win at Drogheda on Saturday before linking up with the Millers, said he was pleased to complete his move.

"I am delighted to come here and play for Rotherham,” he told the official Rotherham site.

“I think this could be the start of something really special coming here. I think the upcoming season is going to be a really good one for the club.

"This is the perfect move for me. I want to come out here and play, and try and get as many games and goals as I can.

"I believe at the moment I am hitting some of my best form. I have come into pre-season really fit and I am ready to go now.”

Moore, who was also being chased by a number of other clubs, says Millers boss Warne was a big reason he opted to join the South Yorkshiremen: “The major factor for me coming here was the gaffer.

“I think he really sold it to me. I believed everything he said when we spoke. He wants to move the club forward.

"I was inspired by his vision and I firmly believe that this season we will give it a right go.

"It is part and parcel of football, you have to be prepared to move and jump on a plane and travel at any moment.

“Circumstances change in an instant. Coming out here and getting straight into training isn't a problem. I know what needs to be done and I have a strong mindset and I wanted to get straight over here.”

Moore's Town contract is up next summer but with the Blues having an option to keep him for a further season.

Speaking at the weekend, manager Mick McCarthy confirmed that Moore and Josh Emmanuel were set to join the Millers for the season with both deals including the option for a break in January.

However, Emmanuel’s switch is still to be finalised with the Blues perhaps looking for cover for first-choice right-back Jordan Spence before allowing the 20-year-old to move out.

Meanwhile, we understand reports that the Blues are close to completing the signing Wolves winger or striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson on loan are premature, although the Icelander is believed to be a player the Town management rate.

Bodvarsson, 25, has been given an extended summer break by the Molineux club and could be told he can find another club by new manager Nuno Espírito Santo.

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legoman added 20:42 - Jul 11
Call him back MM.
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cat added 20:55 - Jul 11
Ha ha, Sod's law that one!!, I've earnt the right to laugh as I've been pro Moore from the off, should have been given 'Moore' chance, early days obviously, but long may it continue from an ITFC loanee point of view. 😂😂😂😂
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ronnyd added 20:57 - Jul 11
That Wolves managers name sounds like a Latin prayer lol.
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LWNR2013 added 21:04 - Jul 11
Moore very good news.
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leftie1972 added 21:42 - Jul 11
Good on him, it'll give him a good confidence boost for the upcoming season. When/if he comes back he'll be a far better striker. It's a win win for us even if he does get sold, we'll surely recoup more than the 10k we paid for him
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ArnieM added 21:52 - Jul 11
It's amazing how the call to feet style football changes crap players to good ones innit!
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Lathers added 22:18 - Jul 11
Well done Moore... although 2 goals against an Austrian pub side probably shouldn't result in
Town fans questioning a recall... Gosh I love you guys 😂
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ivandeighton added 07:13 - Jul 12
That's his levell stay there
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WadeyBlue added 09:04 - Jul 12
With his contract up next summer, he won't be playing for us ever again.
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bobble added 09:27 - Jul 12
i scored 8 goals against Floridsdorfer last week and i had a belly full of cyder and was only on as a late sub in the 93rd minute..
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04willr added 11:11 - Jul 12
Looked like a wounded Giraffe when I saw him make his debut for ippy. Clearly a predator in from of goal. #Mooreforthegoldenboot
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brian_a_mul added 12:03 - Jul 12
Hope Moore can do well for the Millers. Its a tough league and it could be the making of him as a professional footballer.
Beanpole strikers seem to get better with age and experience (Crouch, Murph, Ibrahamovic etc). The ability to retain the ball and link up play will be important for Keifer if he wants to succeed at Championship level or better.

This is a great opportunity for him, lets see what he can do!
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jas0999 added 12:29 - Jul 12
Although I'm pleased for the lad, it is however somewhat worrying that some folk don't understand the absolute golf in quality between English Championship clubs and an Austrian local side - which isn't even the same level of our conference: which incidentally Moore wasn't deemed good enough to play in by Forest Green.
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cat added 14:56 - Jul 12
jas0999 - completely get where your coming from in terms of the gulfs between friendly training games and competitive games at championship level, but as you have stated on many occasions, the squad is waffer thin and we can hardly afford to lose more players. Don't get me wrong here, I'm not saying that Moore is good enough to start every game, on the limited cameo appearances his made so far definitely not, but his statue brings something quite unique to our squad, whether that is to get on the end of the endless hoofs upfield or joining the 8 at the back when we park the bus!! Let's hope MM brings in a proper no.9 as I don't think any of our current forwards will tick that box.
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runningout added 20:19 - Jul 12
Can only get better
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