Rotherham have potentially said goodbye to Kieffer Moore as his brilliant loan spell from Ipswich has ended – though they hope it is more of a see you later.
The 25-year-old had a brilliant stay at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, leaving with 13 goals from 21 league games.
Here’s a look at his top five moments in a Millers shirt.
First-half hat-trick on home debut
Moore introduced himself to his new supporters in the best way possible with a brilliant first-half hat-trick against Southend, leading what was a stunning display from the Millers. He got a quickfire double in the 15th and 16th minutes then grabbed the matchball by rounding off a brilliant team move on the stroke of half-time. Not a bad marker set.
Last-minute goal against Doncaster
Already in the hearts of the Millers supporters, Moore affirmed their love of him with a last-gasp goal to nick a point at Donny. It looked like been a disappointing afternoon at the Keepmoat Stadium after Richard Wood’s own goal, but in the dying moments of time added on Moore struck from close range to silence the home fans and send the Millers wild. His celebration was a bit epic too.
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Opening the floodgates against Oldham
The Millers were labouring against a winless Oldham side at NYS until Moore got involved. Locked at 1-1, an uninspiring draw was on the cards until the striker was the right man in the right place to tap Paul Warne’s side in front with 17 minutes to go. He added a second five minutes later and then Rotherham ran riot, ending up 5-1 winners.
Scoring against Scunny
Rotherham’s only win against sides who have been in the top six when they played them was against Scunthorpe and in typical fashion, Moore got in on the act. The Millers were already leading through Will Vaulks’ stunner when they made the game safe in the second half as Moore tapped in a second. His goal was all down to the work of David Ball, though, as the pair showed promising glimpses of what could have been – and maybe still can be – a fruitful partnership.
Being the top scorer in England
After a run of nine goals in 12 League One games, Moore catapulted himself into the nation’s consciousness. With 13 goals overall he was the country’s leading marksman for a number of weeks, was a regular feature of tweets from high-profile accounts and was the name on everyone’s lips, particularly after his headlining-grabbing goal at Doncaster, a game which was live on Sky Sport. Ultimately, that has counted against the Millers, but to have that focus on one of their players was brilliant.
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