Rotherham United are looking to make two loan signings, manager Steve Evans has revealed.
“We’d like to bring a couple of players in. We’ve got money in our budget wages wise,” he said.
“We’re working on some things now. Whether (chief operating officer) Paul Douglas, who is the man in charge of all that, can get them over the line remains to be seen. If we are adding to our squad, it genuinely has to be players who we think will immediately improve our squad.”
Evans defended striker Matt Derbyshire who has yet to score a league goal for the Millers and shot straight at the keeper in the first half against Leeds.
“I think by the time Matt came off he had covered every blade of grass,” he said. “People, of course, will look at the chance he missed. If we look at the equalising goal, Matt has a major part to play in it. He just needs something to fall for him.”
One player back to his best is keeper Adam Collin.
“The big man is full of character,” Evans said.
“He was so disappointed when he was left out. We didn’t even play him in the reserves in the next game. We wanted him to hurt. And he did. We suddenly saw the reaction the next day in training. He was back to being top-class. He got back in and grabbed his chance with both hands. In fact, he’s grabbed it with three hands.”