Steve Evans will hope his love/hate relationship with the FA Cup goes only one way in Saturday’s big first round clash with Bradford City tomorrow.
“I hated the FA Cup because I always got beaten in it and was jealous when the draw was being made and my team wasn’t in it,” said the Rotherham United manager.
“But I’ve had some great times too, beating Championship sides, getting to Old Trafford (when at Crawley) and we had a couple of excellent wins last season.
“This game is the tie of the round, between too good sides and it will be a great occasion with a full house.
“Our fans will be bang up for it, Bradford will bring a good following and what an atmosphere there’ll be and it’s what the cup is about.
“That win at Bradford last season will always remain a great memory for everyone connected with this club; we stood up to Bradford and the pressure they put on and we know what to expect tomorrow and have to be ready for the task.”
The Millers have Craig Morgan back and Claude Davis is fit, has trained and is available.
Michael O’Connor is available but the club are awaiting a reply from the N.Ireland FA over the prospect of him being in their squad next weekend which would mean him missing the game at Stevenage a week tomorrow.