Rotherham United: Millers boss plans changes

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Rotherham United manager Steve Evans is ready to make changes for his side’s visit to Swindon Town today.

And he says as many as three or four places could still be up for grabs for the Play-offs.

“We ask players to show desire, hunger and sharpness in their training and if they do that then they put themselves in the frame,” said Evans.

“There have been some on the periphery who have shown they can step up to the mark - not everything is cut and dried for when we get to the season’s extension.

“Firstly, we need to take care of the game tomorrow. We’ll have over 1,000 fans travelling down there and they don’t want us to go out with a wimp.

“Anyway, it’s our job to win football matches and we need to win and hope that Preston and Leyton Orient slip up and we can get back into third or fourth.”

Preston go to Crewe and Orient are at MK Dons.

“Of course, if the others win then it won’t matter what we do and, as I’ve always said, the league table doesn’t lie at the end of a season.

“But whatever happens, we will be ready when those Play-offs come round and ready to produce a performance we are capable of.

“That includes going and putting on a performance tomorrow because we want players on top of their game.”

Evans was entitled to a shudder on recall of the home meeting with Swindon back in October when they beat the Millers 4-0.

“I do remember that we were exceptional in the first 25 minutes, as good as anything we have produced,” said Evans.

“But we didn’t score, conceded two bad goals before half-time and couldn’t pull it round. They are a good side and were the team who could have made the Play-offs instead of Peterborough.”

Rotherham’s chief tormentor that day, midfielder Alex Pritchard, returned to his club Spurs this week.

Swindon have won six of their last eight matches.