Rotherham United: Millers boss lines up next signing

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Rotherham United manager Steve Evans is thought to be lining up his next move as he considers his striking options.

This follows the departure, on loan, of Daniel Nardiello to Bury where he will join another Millers striker who was loaned there this season in Danny Hylton.

Nardiello will stay until January with the club saying that his situation “will then be reviewed”.

The 31-year-old striker had a delayed start to the season after a hamstring injury but made an instant impact with five goals in his first five appearances. However, he was recently replaced after two ineffective home performances and has lost his place to Matt Tubbs.

Although Kieran Agard can play down the middle, on-loan Tom Eaves is the only back-up striker and with him unlikely to figure in the next FA Cup tie, boss Evans will be looking at bringing someone in.

Recently Evans said he was close to bringing in an attacking player from a Championship club and he may seek to revisit that one.

He did say this week that he is looking to do some business in January with possibly nothing before the November 28 deadline when the window for transfers closes until the New Year. However, the departure of Nardiello appears to force his hand to act and he is understood to have identified potential targets.

Meanwhile, the Millers head for Stevenage today with Evans expecting a physical battle.

“Graham Westley has gone back there and undergone a transition getting things back to how he wants them,” said Evans.

“They are clearly starting to respond now and have had five straight home wins including beating Leyton Orient this week and we know what sort of game we’ll be in for because it’s a tough place to go and we face a battle.”

Evans could be considering a return to the side for Claude Davis who has been out for two months and will hope to have Michael O’Connor back too.