Millers links to 10 year Wembley anniversary

By Joe Cawthorn | 24/03/2017 0 comments

Millers links to 10 year Wembley anniversary
Lee Camp in action for England U21s

TODAY marks ten years since the first game of football was played at the new Wembley Stadium – and there was a familiar face or two that Millers fans may have recognised that day.

On March 24, 2007 the new national stadium opened its doors for the first time to fans as England U21s took on the Italians.

And who was between the sticks for stand-in boss Nigel Pearson’s young Three Lions?

It was Rotherham United stopper Lee Camp.

The game ended 3-3, and in another Millers link, former striker Matt Derbyshire netted to give England a 3-1 lead, following goals from David Bentley and Wayne Routledge.

Giampaolo Pazzini recorded the first hat-trick on the hallowed Wembley turf and ensured the game ended in a draw.

Camp is out of contract at the AESSEAL New York Stadium in the summer and is currently receiving treatment on a knee injury that will keep him out of the remaining eight games of the Championship season.

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