ROTHERHAM UNITED: Promotion aim for the ‘New’ era

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A NEW manager, new home and plenty of new players.

But same old expectations.

Steve Evans, the man charged with attempting to lead Rotherham United towards promotion, knows he must deliver League One football to New York Stadium if his first full season at the Millers helm is to be judged a success.

The Scot, who was unveiled as Andy Scott’s predecessor in April, hopes August 18’s home fixture against Burton Albion will mark the start of a journey which leads to the summit of the League Two table.

Or, at the very least, a top-three finish when Aldershot Town begin the long journey back to Hampshire eight months later.

If the sparkling, state-of-the art arena Evans’ paymasters have built on the site of the old Guest and Chrimes foundry becomes a fortress, the Glaswegian will be delighted the 2012/13 campaign ends with a game there too.

Neighbours Chesterfield, who entertain Evans’ revamped side seven days after Albion’s visit, will also have high hopes of mounting a challenge while much-fancied Oxford provide the opposition on September 29.