A LOOK at the key stats and figures from the game against Rotherham.


MARLON BERESFORD: While there were some poor performances in front of him the keeper was cool under pressure...8

DEAN WEST: Was effective going forward and one of the Clarets steadier performers...7

IAN COX: The more collected of the Clarets two centre backs and was fairly tidy...6

ARTHUR GNOHERE: Some good work but again caught in possession at times in dangerous areas...6

LEE BRISCOE: Battled all game long and worked hard to get forward when he could...7

GLEN LITTLE: A poor performance capped by a needless booking on 63 minutes and he was almost instantly substituted...5

KEVIN BALL: Tried however he might to get the Clarets ticking but struggled...6

PAUL WELLER: After shining at Barnsley Weller found himself out-gunned in the middle of the park...6

ALAN MOORE: Easily the most creative Clarets player and was unlucky not to score...8

IAN MOORE: Ran tirelessly and his persistence led to the penalty and was removed too early for the fans liking...7

GARETH TAYLOR: A dozen goals for the season and a second of the season from the penalty spot...7


ROBBIE BLAKE (for I Moore 60)...6

BRADLEY MAYLETT (for Little 64)...6

GRAHAM BRANCH (for Taylor 77)...6

NOT USED: Armstrong, Cook


POLLITT Thoroughly reliable...7

BRYAN Posed a threat...7

SWAILES Strong in the air...7

McINTOSH Dependable at back...6

HURST Effective on left...6

SEDGWICK Source of best chances...8

TALBOT Impressive first half...7

MULLIN Hungry against old club...8

MONKHOUSE Some nice touches...7

LEE Wasted a dream chance...6

ROBINS Not very busy...6


DAWS (for Talbot 72)...6

BARKER (for Lee 77)...6

WARNE (for Monkhouse 85)

NOT USED: Gray, Branston

Referee: John Brandwood (Lichfield)...6

YELLOW CARDS - Millers: McIntosh (9 mins) dissent, Talbot (63) foul, Clarets: Ball (12) dissent, A Moore (25) foul, Little (63) foul, Weller (67) foul


Time for action 03 Ex-Claret Alan Lee shrugs off Ian Cox's challenge to race through on goal but his shot was not good enough to Marlon Beresford

04 Gareth Taylor gets in a header but it is straight at Millers keeper Mike Pollitt

09 Dean West plays in Ian Moore who is pulled, jostled and finally felled by Chris Swailes. After much deliberation a penalty is awarded and Taylor fires home his 12th goal of the season from the spot

12 Almost as though he were redressing the balance referee John Brandwood points to the spot at the other end after John Mullin is clipped by Paul Weller and Mark Robins bags the goal

17 Glen Little plays in Alan Moore but his curling shot goes wide of Pollitt's right-hand post

35 A lucky break for the Clarets as in their haste to clear the ball canons off Kevin Ball but Beresford is alert to the danger and saves.

59 Mullin goes within inches of scoring against his former club when he connects with Chris Sedgwick's cross but puts his shot narrowly wide

66 Sedgwick finds Andy Monkhouse with a perfect cross but Beresford is equal to the header

81 Beresford is at his best again to punch away a Sedgwick cross off the head of Robins

88 The Clarets almost nick the points when Robbie Blake and Alan Moore combine but substitute Graham Branch's header floats over the top

Tale of the tape


13 Goal attempts 9

4 On target 4

0 Woodwork 0

16 Free-kicks 15

3 Offside 2

8 Corners 3