There has been some debate this season over the possibility of ‘feeder’ clubs being established lower down football’s food chain and into such a debate is always entered the name of Swindon Town, visitors to the New York Stadium tomorrow.
Rotherham United’s opponents could field as many as four players who have joined them from Spurs in a link fostered between the clubs.
Three of the players in the side which beat Tranmere 1-0 last week are on season long loans - defender Grant Hall and midfielders Massimo Luongo and the highly-rated Alex Pritchard - whilst speedy front player Nathan Byrne signed permanently. Another on loan is midfielder Ryan Mason.
“When you see the ability of some of the players loaned out, it’s great but I’m not a believer in feeder clubs as a rule,” said Millers boss Steve Evans.
“Rotherham United, that’s it. Rotherham United attached to, say, Liverpool, doesn’t sit comfortably with me. I don’t want to go that way unless the chairman decided it was the way to go.
“What I do know is that this is another real tough test on top of the last (league) two and Mark Cooper has his sides efficient and organised and they’ll look to play.”
Up front with Nile Ranger will be Dany N’Guessan who Evans first brought to England on loan from Rangers to Boston Utd in 2006.
Daniel Nardiello and Matt Tubbs are available and Tom Eaves, ill on Tuesday, will train today. Michael O’Connor is also available.