Rotherham United: Millers pull out of new signing

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Millers manager Steve Evans says the club had agreed a fee for a new signing but personal terms could not be agreed with the player.

Evans - who has been informed by the FA that no further action will be taken following his removal from the touchline at half-time on Saturday at MK Dons - said the player involved was “a decent player” but he was comfortable with the decision not to proceed.

“We want value for money, Paul Douglas (the club’s Chief Operating Officer) was in negotiations with the player but terms couldn’t be agreed.”

Meanwhile, Evans’s ‘sending off’ on Saturday following words with a steward in the tunnel at half-time, has been deemed sufficient punishment by the FA. He had denied swearing or using abusive language to the steward and it is understood the report from referee Robert Madley backed this up.

“After going over matters with the ref, and hearing his version, I would have been surprised had I been punished further,” said Evans. “I was sent ‘upstairs’ for shouting, not swearing, at a steward who put his arm on me.”