Millers miss out on awards

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Rotherham United manager Steve Evans has missed out on the League Two Manager of the Month award despite having the best record in the final four weeks of the season.

Although the Millers opened April with two defeats, they then won their last five matches to clinch automatic promotion.

That tally of 15 points was better than the other two managers nominated, Nigel Worthington (13pts) and Phil Parkinson (14pts).

However, the judging panel went for Worthington after the four wins and a draw in an undefeated spell led York City away from the relegation zone.

Missing out also was Millers midfielder Michael O’Connor.

He was one of the three nominations for Player of the Month for April but York scooped this too through defender and skipper Chris Smith.

Rotherham have announced they will be having a pre-season trip to Scotland and playing three matches there.

They play Morton on Tuesday, July 9 and Livingston on Wednesday, July 10, both in Division One this season

They finish on Saturday, July 13 at Ayr United of the Second Division.

The following Tuesday comes the first of four friendlies at the New York Stadium against Championship opponents to be confirmed.

The others are against Huddersfield (July 20), Middlesbro’ (July 23) and Barnsley (July 27). Season starts August 3.

The players report back on June 26 although Kari Arnason will have an extended break due to his international commitments with Iceland .

It was felt right to give him extra time.

Left-back Laurence Wilson, who never figured after the game at Port Vale on September 8, has signed a one-year deal with Accrington whom he joined in January.

Ex-Miller Troy Brown is one of 13 players made redundant by Aldershot who have gone into administration.

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