Evans regrets missed opportunity

MANAGER Steve Evans says that with more time he could have taken Rotherham United into the play-offs.

Saturday's 2-2 draw at Aldershot finally ended any outside hopes of a top-seven finish and sentenced the Millers to another year in League Two.

But Evans said Rotherham could and should have been in the end-of-season shoot-out.

He said: "They should have been in the play-offs, without a shadow of a doubt, and if I'd have been here three weeks earlier then they would have been.

"You can say that publicly and people may ridicule you and say 'how do you know?' but you've only to look at the way we've played in the three games I've been here.

"The objective next season is promotion."

The Millers twice led at Aldershot through Gareth Evans and Sam Hoskins but were pegged back as both teams ended the game with ten men. Tom Newey and home substitute Jordan Roberts were both sent off in the last ten minutes.

"We dominated for an hour and were probably the more disappointed with the draw," added the Millers chief.

The draw kept Rotherham tenth in the table, a point above the Shots, ahead of Saturday's final game—and the club's last at Don Valley Stadium—at home to Northampton Town.