Rotherham United: Millers boss wants strong bench

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WITH almost a full squad to choose from, Rotherham United manager Steve Evans will be happy to handle any selection headaches because he knows he will get getting a quality substitutes’ bench as back up.

“One thing a manager will do is look at the strength on the opposition bench and if it’s full of quality... but that’s what you want,” said Evans. “It enables you, if necessary, to make significant changes.”

“I think it is important to have a strong bench, managers like having players who can go on and affect a game,” he added.

With Claude Davis back from a ban and Lee Frecklington fit again after injury, Evans has two additional major players available to him for this afternoon’s trip to Burton Albion.

Next week, central defender Craig Morgan has an outing with the reserves and could well be back in the squad for the derby clash with Chesterfield a week today at the New York Stadium.

Rotherham will have a good following at the Pirelli Stadium where they have won three and drawn one in four visits but Burton have the division’s best home record.

*The derby clash with Chesterfield next Saturday looks to be on course for a sell-out at the New York Stadium.

Chesterfield quickly sold their allocation, restricted to 2,300 due to segregation measures, and Rotherham are reporting a lot of interest and the club say they are likely to sell-out during next week.