boss evans warns against any millers complacency

Rotherham's Daniel Nardiello
Rotherham's Daniel Nardiello

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans has warned his team to be wary of complacency ahead of Saturday’s vital game with Aldershot.

The Millers host Aldershot, who are bottom of the League Two table, at the New York Stadium knowing that a point will be enough to seal automatic promotion to the third tier of English football.

In comparison, Aldershot have won only four games away from home all season - but Evans is keen to ensure that his players don’t get carried away before the job is completed.

“Aldershot are a decent team,” Evans said.

“But the reality is that, they were all but relegated to the Conference last weekend.

“But there is still a lot of hard work to be done and everyone must stay focused.

“Complacency has no place in football and when it appears, it gets punished.

“But our squad seem to be very focused on our objectives.

“There will be a full stadium for the Aldershot match, and our support has just been incredible all season.

“We need them right behind us for every minute of the match.

“They have stuck with us this season, and hopefully we can reward them.

“But I’ll say it again - we have a lot of work to do.”

Ahead of the Aldershot game, Evans is sweating on the fitness of Lee Frecklington and Michael O’Connor, who were both injured in the win at Plymouth Argyle last Saturday.

The Millers manager, however, will have Daniel Nardiello and David Noble available.

“Daniel and David will be 100% fit after a full week’s training,” Evans said.

“I had both on the bench (against Plymouth) but did not really want to involve either unless I needed to.

“Thankfully, we managed to let both lads watch from the bench.

“Danny Kearns will also get a full week in training and should be in contention come Saturday.”

The Millers have confirmed that the Plymouth game is a sell-out.