ROTHERHAM UNITED: Evans ready to Troy out a new role for Brown

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ROTHERHAM United manager Steve Evans could offer defender Troy Brown a fresh start next season - and possibly take a look at him in a different role.

Brown was sent on loan by former manager Andy Scott in January to Aldershot, today’s opponents for the Millers in their last away game of the season.

He has been playing regularly in centre defence for the Shots but is not allowed to play today.

He is still under contract next season to the Millers and Evans will assess him when the time comes and could have a look at him for a possible role in midfield.

Brown arrived from Ipswich last summer and started the season in centre defence but soon lost his place, doing so after playing at right back at Port Vale at the start of October. He never started another game after that.

Rather than being the commanding type of defender, his noted attributes are his pace and athleticism and it could be that, come next pre-season, Evans may decide to have a look at him in some sort of midfield role.

Ironically, Rotherham have a centre defence vacancy today with Ryan Cresswell suspended and Michael Raynes still out with a hamstring injury.

The candidates are veteran Richard Naylor who has travelled after being out with knee trouble since February 25 and Mark Bradley who has had the odd outing in centre defence and had been playing at right back until picking up an injury a couple of weeks ago.

“We’re going there to win and if we do that then at least we might have chance to go to the last game at home to Northampton with something still riding on it although, as it is now, we’re very much the outsiders,” said boss Evans.