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Evans, "We need the fans"

6 December 2013

Gaffer calls for Cup support

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans has called for the supporters to come to New York Stadium tomorrow, as the Millers look to put their name in the hat for round three of the FA Cup for a second successive season.

After last week’s sensational display against Gillingham, and Steve reaffirming his commitment to the rapidly progressive project at New York Stadium, it’s a game not to be missed as the Millers entertain Rochdale. 

“Our supporters have been first class since I walked in the door and especially since we moved back into Rotherham and the New York Stadium,” Evans told Millers Player. “They’ve just been incredible, and each week I see them away from home they surprise me; we must be at the top end of the division for away support, but we need them at New York on Saturday because this will be a tough game, tougher than last week. Why do I think that? Because on the evidence of DVD action and from what our scouting network has said, they’re a better team than Gillingham.”

The Millers and Rochdale have crossed paths a number of times in recent years with some memorable fixtures along the way; not least the previous encounter when loanee Courtney Cameron fired home from the edge of the area in the dying seconds on New Years Day at Spotland. This coming just over three months after Dale had inflicted Rotherham’s first league defeat in their new home, and Evans doesn’t expect an easy ride this time either.

“It will be very tough, I’ve watched two or three of their DVDs and Keith Hill has done a terrific job. He did very well first time around, went to Barnsley where I thought he did well also, but he’s gone back and re-emerged what he started. He’s made some good signings and although I don’t think many people would have said they were promotion contenders at the start of the season, I’ve seen them and they are. They will come here with nothing to lose. They’ll enjoy playing at this stadium and it will be a tough game for us,” Evans concluded.

Tickets are available now from the Red & White Shop priced as follows:
In advance (On the day) 

KCM Recycling North Stand
ADULT: £20 (£22) 
CONCESSIONS: £11 (£13) 
JUVENILE 13-17: £7 (£8) 
JUNIOR 8 -12: £5 (£6) 

Ben Bennett Family East Stand/Eric Twigg Foods and Pukka Pies West Stand
ADULT: £22 (£24) 
CONCESSIONS: £13 (£15) 
JUVENILE 13-17: £8 (£9) 
JUNIOR 8 -12: £6 (£7) 

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