Rotherham United: Millers boss is still chasing

Rotherham United platyers celebrate after Alex Revell's late winner against Orient.
Rotherham United platyers celebrate after Alex Revell's late winner against Orient.
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Despite missing out last week on landing a club record signing, Rotherham United boss Steve Evans isn’t prepared to let it end there.

The Millers manager has revealed that he has made a further inquiry about the player involved.

“I spoke with his club’s manager again just to see where we were and the possibility of getting him on loan,” said Evans.

“It wasn’t ruled out but he wanted to wait and see. We’ll get on with things and if we have to go with what we’ve got here now, then I’m happy.”

The player involved was believed to be the subject of a £300,000 plus bid from Rotherham during the transfer window.

Rotherham head for Colchester United tomorrow with the entire squad fit and available and it looks the strongest squad of Evans’s time at the club.

“Everyone is ok and training has been really bright and sharp,” said Evans.

“It’s one of the few times when everybody has been up for selection and that sort of availability has everybody on their toes.

“You need a strong squad. We could have cashed in; we could have sold any of Alex Revell, Kari Arnason, Ben Pringle, Kieran Agard, Rob Milsom or sold them all. But we’re building something.

“We’ve 17 games to go and I said after we came out of the transfer window last week that we were stronger and we were ready to go. We then get a great win over a very good Leyton Orient side and we kick on from there.

“There’s no pressure on us. We’re good enough to challenge for the top two but those three out in front have a significant points advantage.

“But let’s concentrate on ourselves. We’ve a tough away game against a side who have improved recently and had some good results.”

Colchester, whose last game was a 4-2 win at Carlisle on January 18, have seen left back Luke Garbutt, outstanding this season, recalled by his club Everton.

The pitch at the Weston Park Homes Stadium, a new ground for the Millers, is being covered in view of the forecast for heavy rain.