ROTHERHAM UNITED: Steve Evans set for David Noble talks

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ROTHERHAM United manager Steve Evans has spoken about the mystery absence of regular midfielder David Noble amidst rumours sweeping the New York Stadium during Saturday’s 1-0 win over Torquay that manager and player had had a row and this led to his omission from the squad.

“He was laid low with a virus but I would not have included him regardless,” Evans told the club’s website.

He does not go into any specifics about the alleged bust-up between the two which is believed to have come during a team meeting the day after the 6-2 defeat at Port Vale.

Evans said he will be speaking to Noble today adding: “I need to hear that he wants to be at this club.

“I love the lad but will only have dedicated and motivated players who want to be part of what we have here,” he said adding that he said he would be honest with the fans.

Rotherham - at home again tomorrow to Rochdale - maintained their 100 per cent home record with Alex Revell’s first goal of the season and Evans, beginning his stadium ban, watched from his flat nearby from a live-stream the club fixed up.