Evans rallies the troops

MANAGER Steve Evans insists his Rotherham United have the ability to silence the doubters in their second year in the Championship.

Tomorrow's trip to Nottingham Forest offers the chance to make up for last week's opening-day beating by MK Dons and end a 50-year wait without a win at the City Ground.

Even at this early stage, the Millers remain most people's tip for the drop while Forest have had a dreadful start, losing their league opener at Brighton and then crashing out of the Capital One Cup in midweek to League One Walsall.

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Rotherham at least had the tonic of getting past Cambridge in the cup but they'll be back in the role of underdogs this weekend and Evans, who has a full-strength side to pick from, wants his side to thrive on the pressure.

He said: “Of course, going to the City Ground is a tough ask. Forest made seven changes against Walsall, it was a weakened team and they will be stronger against us.

“We've not won there in a long time but we have no fear. Remember, people have dismissed us as a relegation side before a ball is kicked. We've broken many other statistics in the time I've been here and it would be nice to break another."

Full story and much more on the Millers, including Steve's exclusive column, in this week's Advertiser.