Rotherham United: Bonding exercise as Millers go on tour

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Rotherham United head off on their pre-season tour of Scotland today with manager Steve Evans stressing the importance of team bonding.

The Millers boss has brought in 11 new players for the club’s first season back in the Championship and wants them to integrate with their new teammates as quickly as possible.

“The tour is massively important to us,” he said. “We could have gone anywhere in the world but for the last few years I have chosen here.

“It’s about the interaction between the players and them getting to know each other. They will live together for 12 days and when you spend that amount of time with someone you get to know what they’re about.

“They will have three training sessions a day and we’ll mix that up so it includes some work in the pool and things like that.”

Meanwhile, Kieran Agard’s agent says the Rotherham winger, who scored 26 goals in last season’s League One promotion campaign has turned down the offer of a new deal.

Agard has a year left on his present contract and Evans has said no players will be leaving the club.