Rotherham United: New Millers boss Steve Evans calls on top scorer Lewis Grabban to work harder

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ROTHERHAM United’s manager, Steve Evans, has challenged top scorer Lewis Grabban to show him he can do better.

Grabban goes into this afternoon’s game at home to Morecambe on 19 goals - and would have be on the 20-goal mark but for his first missed penalty for the side in the last home game, against Cheltenham.

However, Evans says that he knows that Grabban is better than what he saw from him last week at Shrewsbury.

“Lewis Grabban has to work harder than he did in that match and smarter too,” said Evans.

“I know he is better than what he showed,” added the Millers boss who said that if players were not performing then they won’t be in the team.

Evans is a Grabban admirer and tried to sign him this season for Crawley, but Rotherham turned down the offer.

Today will be part two of the assessment stage by Evans and assistant Paul Raynor.

“We will look at what we’ve got and have a chat before we put our proposals to the board,” said Evans.

He said he had already identified signings and may well bring in eight or nine new players.v We need to improve the squad and every day we work with the players we make our minds up,” he said.

There are 10 players out of contract whilst another five will see their loan spells end.

The club have already doubled this season’s season ticket sales by topping 2,500.