Former Rotherham United skipper Martin McIntosh believes that Steve Evans is the man to take the club up to the next level.
McIntosh, who made 122 appearances for the Millers between 2001 and 2005, has seen Evans guide his old club into the League One play-offs just 12 months after winning automatic promotion from League Two.
McIntosh says his fellow Scot is capable of leading Rotherham to back-to-back promotions.
To do so would replicate Ronnie Moore’s side, who made the jump from the fourth tier to the second back in 2000/01 whereupon McIntosh joined them.
Now manager at Evo-Stik Premier Division side Buxton, he says the impact Evans has had is no surprise to him.
He said: “Steve Evans has done a fantastic job since going in. His record is absolutely amazing.
“He has his own style, and whether you like it or not, he’s been successful with it everywhere he’s been.
“At Boston and Crawley he had promotions and then last season with Rotherham.”
McIntosh, who has former Millers duo Andy Warrington and Jamie Green on the playing staff at Buxton, said he wasn’t surprised the first leg at Preston was tight.
“If they can get past them, then I really fancy them to go all the way, I really do.
“It’s a fantastic club, close to my heart and they’ve now got the new ground in place which is superb.”
“But if they win the play-offs and get the job done this season, there’ll be nobody more delighted than me.”