take one game at a time, warns millers boss evans

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Rotherham United are preparing for a vital five games which could shape their entire season, beginning at Morecambe on Saturday.

But boss Steve Evans, who was disappointed to lose 1-0 to league leaders Gillingham on Easter Monday, insists that his side must not get too carried away- and will keep their attention only on the game immediately in front of them.

“As I have said many times now we will focus on one match at a time,” Evans said.

“I really do believe that the promotion race is going to go to the wire.

“It’s exciting for all the supporters around the country, and it really is great to be involved in another promotion campaign.

“The Millers fans deserve success after the fantastic support they have given us all season.”

After the defeat to Gillingham, which came courtesy of Rotherham old boy Deon Burton’s first-half strike, Rotherham travel to mid-table Morecambe on Saturday sixth in the League Two table.

They are four points behind third-placed Northampton Town, but have a game in hand.

On paper at least, Rotherham’s run-in is a mixed bag. After Morecambe, they face Fleetwood Town and Yorkshire rivals Bradford City, who are currently eighth and ninth in the League Two table respectively.

Their final two games of the campaign, however, are against Plymouth (away) and Aldershot (home).

Plymouth are one point and one place above the relegation zone, whilst Aldershot are currently rock bottom of the league.

“We have to dust a few people down for Saturday,” Evans admitted.

“In terms of effort, we gave as good as we could.

“The lads know that every point gained has to be earned.

“We are very much part of the promotion race, but it is now that we must produce the results that make the difference.

“The fight is tough - and believe me, no one will give us anything for nothing.”