Rotherham United: Millers tie should be on tv - Evans

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Rotherham United hope to be able to showcase their New York Stadium by being selected as one of the live tv games in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

Their pairing with Sheffield Wednesday is one of the ties of the round and manager Steve Evans was quick to suggest it should be on television.

“It’s the sort of game everybody will want to see and, for sure, it will be an occasion,” he said.

“In fact, I regard it as an outstanding draw from our point of view, it has really excited everybody and reminded us all that we will all soon be back in it.

“Certainly I think it is a candidate for being chosen for live television and it should be on.

“It has all the ingredients and everyone knows that when that place of ours is full, it generates a great atmosphere as we experienced so often last season. The tv people would love that.”

Chairman Tony Stewart said it was “a brilliant draw”.

“Everybody looks forward to the start of a new season and more so when you’ve just got promotion,” he said. “But this will add extra interest to the new season.

“It is a draw that guarantees a full house and it is a game that will generate a lot of local interest.”

When the teams last met in the competition, in the first round in August 2008 at Hillsborough, there was a twist for Stewart that night.

He had taken Rotherham over just a few months earlier and when he went to Hillsborough for that cup-tie, he looked to his right to see the ASD Lighting Kop - a sponsorship deal his Rotherham-based company, ASD Lighting, had with Wednesday.

“That deal started in 2005 and my company had business involvement with Wednesday at the time but I haven’t been to Hillsborough more than a dozen times in all the years,” he said.

Rotherham are certain to make the tie - set to be played in the week commencing August 5 - an all-ticket affair.

The 2013/14 League fixtures are out tomorrow.