Millers aim to finish on a high

THE Millers aim to go out on a high at Leeds United tomorrow – and then start planning for a second year in the Championship.

With safety secured with a game to spare thanks to Tuesday's rousing win over Reading at the New York Stadium, the finale at Elland Road carries none of the pressure it might have done.

There will still be a crowd of at least 32,000 to see the first meeting between the two teams there in ten years and manager Steve Evans wants his players to do themselves justice.

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He has described keeping Rotherham up as his biggest achievement yet, given the scale of the challenge and the three-point deduction handed down by the Football League for fielding an ineligible player.

Now he will ask for one more push against a Leeds side also playing for nothing but pride.

Evans told the Advertiser: “So many people around the country doubted us, especially after the points deduction, but after it there was a real swell of togetherness, we pulled together and got some very important results and I'm proud of the players.

“We will all enjoy an afternoon at Leeds without the pressure pot of fighting for points but this is a Yorkshire derby, we're taking a large travelling support and we want to finish with a good performance.”

Unbeaten in three, the Millers' only fresh injury doubt is defender Kirk Broadfoot. He twisted his knee on Tuesday night and is rated 50/50.