So Joseph snr put his son's name into the hat and the Millers defender found himself playing international football during the summer with former Miller - Justin Cochrane
Speaking to todays Advertiser, the 31 year old explained; "I was asked to play for Antigua last season but my commitments at Rotherham meant I couldn't go out there. Luckily, they got through a game against Aruba, which meant they had a two-legged World Cup match against Cuba in the off season, so they asked me to go and participate.".
"The Antigua squad was in Ipswich for a fortnight so after my summer holidays I caught up with them and then flew back out to Antigua, where we had a training camp for two weeks before the first leg, which was played at the Vivian Richards Stadium."
"It was a good atmosphere. It wasn't a sellout but we had a few thousand fans there, which was good in a country that's more or less addicted to cricket."
"We lost 4-3, which was unlucky because they scored about five minutes from the end. People didn't give us much of a chance against them. We were the underdogs and were unfortunate to lose."
Marc spoke of the searing heat for the return leg in Cuba; "We had a couple of training sessions out there. I thought Antigua was hot until I got to Cuba. It was unbelievable."
"Unfortunately things didn't go to plan and we lost 4-0. If we had got through we would have been playing teams like USA and some of the bigger teams. It's unfortunate it didn't happen but we gave it a good go. "It was a good experience and it's something I'm glad I did. I got the chance to play for the country my dad was born in and a country that's close to my family and friends."
"I told the gaffer before I flew out that I wanted to go and do it for myself and get some experience. If I don't get a chance to play for them again then at least I can say I had the chance and took it."
"Depending on what happens here and time pressures, I'd like to play again," he said. "Antigua have a tournament coming up against local countries like Trinidad and Barbados. I'm never going to say never but it depends upon my commitments here." he added.