Evans aware of Daggers threat

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ROTHERHAM United passed a test on Tuesday but will face another stern examination of their promotion credentials at Dagenham and Redbridge this afternoon.

That is the view of manager Steve Evans as his side look to extend their five-match unbeaten run against a club who have punched above their weight since entering the Football League.

“People talked about Tursday’s Fleetwood game being a test for us and it was - they are a quality side - but we came through that and I know who was the side that looked like winning in the second half,” said Evans.

“Dagenham will pose a different set of problems and I understand they played very well at Oxford the other night.

“John Still does a great job down there and they have some talented boys; they play with vigour and John will have them fired up.

“If we play as well as we did at Fleetwood, then I’ll be pleased when I get back on the team bus.

“But we know we face a challenge because Dagenham have their style and they aim to impose their game on the opposition. John gets the very best out of what he’s got.

“He keeps plucking out these lads from non-league as well but John works really hard. He puts in the mileage. There are a lot of clubs around that London area at several levels and he sees plenty and has a lot of contacts too.”

Evans added: “We’ve got a little run going and we want to kick on.”

The Scot is set to recall Gareth Evans and Michael O’Connor to his starting line-up, with injuries sidelining Jamie Devitt, on loan from Hull City, and Iceland international Kari Arnason.