Recently signed Michael Tidser was on the Rotherham United bench as the Millers kicked off their tour of Scotland at the midfielder’s former club Greenock Morton, tonight at Cappielow Park.
Steve Evans had signed the player from the Scottish outfit for £50,000 to bolster his squad ahead of their first season back in League One, writes Tom Bestwick.
The home side missed out on promotion last season to what would have been their first season in the Scottish Premier League after finishing second and 11 points behind Partick Thistle.
Last week, Morton manager Allan Moore and his squad welcomed Rotherham’s League One rivals Sheffield United to Cappielow Park for their first pre-season clash and were edged out by United with Chris Porter scoring the only goal of the game .
Following tonight’s fixture, Rotherham will continue their tour of Scotland against Livingstone tomorrow and will finish with a clash against Ayr United.
As for the action, Millers goalie Scott Shearer stopped Archie Campbell in his tracks on the stroke of half time after a 45 minute period otherwise lacking in much incident.
David Noble looked the most likely to succeed: his shot took a deflection with the Morton goalkeeper getting a hand to the effort to turn it on to the cross bar and over for a corner.
Craig Morgan picked up the first booking of the game for a late challenge.
Perhaps thehighlight of the night was when former Morton favourite Tidser replaced Mitch Rose and received a standing ovation from the home fans.
Rotherham United: Shearer, Brindley, Rowe, Mullins, Milsom; Worrall, Rose, Frecklington, Pringle; Hylton, Revell.
Second half: Collin, Skarz, Arnason, Morgan, Bradley, Walker, Noble, O’Connor, Rose, Agard and Nardiello.