Rotherham United: Top six no shock says Millers boss

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Rotherham United know they are the surprise package in the top six as they face Wolves at the New York Stadium but manager Steve Evans says he isn’t surprised.

“I actually think we should be higher but you get what you get,” said the Millers manager.

“But am I surprised at where we are? No. The first objective was to be challenging to be in the play-off group and then to be in it.

“We have good players, players who enjoy big games. The danger is when it’s not a supposed big one but if we can get into their heads, then there’s no problem.

“It’s excellent what has been achieved so far but we want to go higher. We are sixth and I am only looking up, I am not looking down and I said before we went to Bristol City last week that we want to claw back some of those above us.”

* The club will operate a special exit strategy for today’s game (and also v Coventry on Jan 1) whereby home fans will exit via Don Street and away fans will leave via New York Way onto Main Street. This will apply for 20 minutes after the final whistle.

* The club have honoured superfan Derek Dalton, the polio victim who died 20 years ago and who did so much to promote the club.

The club have extended a sponsorship deal with Westfield Health for the disabled enclosures at New York Stadium which will carry the message “In honour of Derek Dalton”... “We’re deeply touched and honoured, Rotherham United meant everything to him,” said his brother Tony.

* Any tickets remaining for the game at Bradford City on Boxing Day will remain on sale until Monday, Dec 23 at 2pm.