Rotherham United: Millers boss Steve Evans ready for January transfer business as Tom Lawrence departs

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Rotherham United manager is preparing for action when the transfer window opens tomorrow, after bidding farewell to loan ace Tom Lawrence.

Talented Lawrence has returned to parent club Leicester City after completing his month-long spell at AESSEAL New York Stadium.

And Evans hinted that the talented 20-year-old attacker could return to the Millers fold as he plots the arrivals and departures during January.

“Young Tom has been outstanding on and off the pitch in his short time with us,” Evans said,

“He may well be back again; we’ll have to wait and see. I had a long chat with Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson and he needs immediate cover as he is losing a couple of players due to the forthcoming African Nations Cup.

“We are grateful to Nigel and Leicester City for allowing us to have Tom here.”

Looking forward to the January window, Evans added: “We’ll try and do some business. I’ve got to speak to the chairman.

“We’ve identified some people we’d like to do something with.”

The Millers are in talks with clubs, and Evans has said that a new striker is among his targets.

He also intends shedding fringe players, but wants to keep his first-team squad intact.

“Inevitably, as people would expect, there are some people sitting around the football club not playing that will be moving on,” he revealed.

“There are not going to be changes to the main group.”

Rotherham are unbeaten in six matches in the Championship, although Evans is frustrated his team only drew 1-1 at struggling Blackpool last Sunday.

He claims an assistant referee wrongly judged Millers striker Alex Revell offside, leading to the free-kick which brought Blackpool’s late equaliser.

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