Rotherham United: A Wright carry-on as boss Evans confirms bid

Steve Evans makes a point to his assistant Paul Raynor during their goalless draw with Carlisle.
Steve Evans makes a point to his assistant Paul Raynor during their goalless draw with Carlisle.
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Rotherham United manager Steve Evans has found himself at odds with St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright over a bid for the Scottish club’s leading scorer, Scottish Under-21 international Stevie May.

Evans said after Saturday’s goalless draw with Carlisle that he had seen a quote from Wright that Rotherham hadn’t made an offer for the player.

“I must have been talking to a Dutchman from Holland then,” said Evans. “I thought I’d spoken to the St Johnstone manager. I thought it was private, that he was going to speak to his chairman and they’d get back to us.

“We have made an offer but he’s said we haven’t. Who was I speaking to then?

“They have their value. We don’t have to meet it but there is an offer on the table.”

Reports suggest that Rotherham are ready to break their own transfer record for a single transaction which currently stands at £150,000, and there are reports that the Millers are willing to go much higher than that.

The Millers boss does not normally discuss his transfer business and likes to get things sorted before anything is revealed. This is similar to how Rotherham’s interest in the Falkirk striker, Lyle Taylor, unfolded. Reports from Scotland suggested Rotherham had made a big bid but the player eventually joined Sheffield United.

The club’s new loan striker Nouha Dicko, from Wigan, played the final half hour of the goalless draw with Carlisle.

Meanwhile, Alex Revell took a knock, eventually came off and could be a doubt for tomorrow’s away game with Coventry who surprisingly lost 5-1 at home to Ronnie Moore’s Tranmere.

“It was all very frustrating. We dominated a side who came for a point,” added Evans.

“We lacked quality in the final third and some players who have shown their quality in recent weeks were off it.”