We'll get stronger, says Evans

MANAGER Steve Evans is backing his revamped Rotherham United side to emerge as one of the strongest teams in League Two and insists the best is still to come.

With 13 new arrivals since the summer, results have been mixed so far and the Millers go into tomorrow's derby at York City in 11th place.

They might have been higher had Tuesday's match at Accrington Stanley not been washed out, robbing them of a chance to build upon Saturday's win over Oxford United at the New York Stadium.

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While accepting that form has been patchy, Evans has always seen his new-look side as a work in progress and is backing the current group to break Rotherham's normal habit of slumping in the second half of the season.

And from past experience of blending in new players, he says it may be Christmas until the Millers hit full stride.

Speaking to the Advertiser, he said: "Out of the 11 who started against Oxford, nine were not here last season. We are still a new team and we to accept that people are still learning how to play alongside each other and that will go on for another two or three months.

"Our start has been indifferent. We have been superb at times and off at times and they are both signs of a team that is gelling.

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"You can't put an entirely new squad together and expect to be flying in the early part of the season."

Rotherham will be backed by 1,600 supporters tomorrow having sold out their allocation of tickets.