Millers delight at capture of strike duo
Evans swooped to sign young Oldham Athletic striker Jonson Clarke-Harris and former Leeds man Luciano Becchio, answering the fans' clamour for more attacking strength in the ake of Saturday's 2-0 defeat at home to Brentford.
Clarke-Harris (20) signed for an undisclosed fee in a deal that represents a new club transfer record for the Millers while Becchio comes in on a long-term loan.
And Evans says the club's persistence has paid off in the chase for Clarke-Harris' signature.
“Over the summer period we have made a number of approaches to Oldham as we tried to recruit his services," he said.
"He is a powerful boy with lighting pace and is an outstanding addition to what is already a very talented squad, we all look forward to working with Johnno and watching his progress continue.
“Last season he produced a number of stunning performances and it is no surprise that he has today been subject to a deadline day move to play Championship football, I am delighted Rotherham United has won the race to sign the boy.
Manager Steve Evans further strengthened his attacking options after last-minute bid to land Becchio was successful.
The Argentine striker shot to prominence in England following a hugely successful spell with Leeds United, where he averaged a goal every other game during his four-and-a-half years at Elland Road and joined Norwich City in a multi-million pound deal.