Rotherham United: No deadline-day panic for Evans

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Rotherham United boss Steve Evans will hold his nerve today - the last chance he has to make signings in the summer transfer window,

Today is deadline day and clubs have until 11pm tonight to complete their business.

Evans is in the hunt for a striker, but said: “We’re not going to sign people who’re not better than what we’ve already got.

“We’ve been after a host of strikers. The boy at Preston (Joe Garner), the boy who went to Middlesbrough from Chelsea (Patrick Bamford). But they have to want to come, don’t they? We asked, they said he’s going to Middlesbrough.

“It’s difficult to get people better than we’ve already got.”

The Millers are without a game for two weeks and next play on September 13 at AFC Bournemouth.

Evans added: “We go into the international break. We’ve got six points. We believe it should be 12.

“Certainly the performances are good so we need to finish those performances by scoring goals.”

The Millers manager was critical of referee Stuart Attwell’s performance in Staurday’s defeat against Brentford.

“I think they’ve had a little bit of assistance from the referee who I thought was poor all day,” he said.

“It seems to be that every time we have him he’s poor. I’m not questioning his integrity. Maybe if he’s had five bad games in five years we’ve had him five times.

“What he adds at the end is embarrassing. There’s five minutes for a stoppage, there’s five substitutions, there’s a yellow card for their goalkeeper which takes about a minute and a half. And he adds eight.

“But it looked at one point that even if we’d had 20 minutes we’d not have scored.”

Football League figures show Rotherham spent £53,710 on agent fees in League One. Top spenders in the division were Wolves with £571,350.