ROTHERHAM UNITED: Great expectations? So be it - Evans

Rotherham United FC's New York Stadium.
Rotherham United FC's New York Stadium.

THE high level of expectation surrounding Rotherham United next season will sit lightly on Steve Evans.

The Millers manager says expectation is “something you have to live with” and he said he and the club would do so.

“I don’t know why we are favourites but we are, although I do see a lot of money being spent elsewhere,” said Evans.

“I look at it as a really exciting time to be associated with Rotherham United. If it brings expectations then so be it.

“We’ll probably be favourites most weeks but we have signed some excellent players. I know the expectation that there was at Crawley last year - they were made odds-on - and that was dealt with.

“There is expectation among ourselves, our fan base and we’ll deal with it,” said Evans whose players reported back this week.

Rotherham’s Easter home game with AFC Wimbledon has been brought forward 24 hours to Good Friday, March 29 with a 3pm kick off. On Easter Monday, Rotherham face a long trip to Gillingham.

Marcus Marshall, who was released by the Millers at the end of the season, has joined Bury on a one year deal.

The right winger, who was on loan at Macclesfield in the second half of last season, had made 17 appearances for the Millers in the first half of the season, of which 10 were starts.