Rotherham United: Millers boss may order a rest

Steve Evans
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Although he isn’t a great fan of squad rotation, Rotherham United manager Steve Evans admits he may well rest players to ensure he has them as fresh as possible for the League One Play-offs.

The Millers boss says it is important to go into the Play-offs with some momentum but not at the expense of ‘flogging’ those who, it is felt, would benefit from missing the odd game.

“It has always been on my mind that if we were in the Play-offs with games to spare and, perhaps, we weren’t going to make the top two, then that would be the ideal time to make some changes,” said Evans.

“But there is no way I would make wholesale changes and no prospect of, say, near enough resting everyone come the final game.

“So, the odd player here and there may be left out. I’ll discuss it with my staff.

“Will someone benefit from sitting a game out? If the anser is ‘Yes’ then I’ll do it.

“But I want us to be ready for those Play-offs; we want to be ready to go.”

Evans was back at the training ground this morning having, as reported yesterday, been in Holland for a further check on two targets believed to play with Den Haag who were playing Ajax yesterday in Amsterdam.

The Millers head for Molineux on Friday with Wolves in celebratory mood Saturday’s promotion clincher.

All their fans were wanting Rotherham not to beat Bradford City last Friday and the goalless draw set things up perfectly for them.

They are expecting a 30,000 full house on Friday for the promotion party. Rotherham have sold 2,000 of their allocation and the 400 plus remaining will stay on sale until Thursday at 2pm.

n Rotherham report growing interest in tomorrow night’s U18 international at the New York Stadium when England face Germany (7.30).

Over 6,000 tickets have gone with admission just £3 (£1 concessions). There is also pay on the day.