Fans and players alike prepared for derby day...
Rotherham United Manager Steve Evans has called on the Millers faithful to raise the roof and outsing their opposition this evening as Leeds United roll into town for a televised fixture.
The game has been sold out for a week now, and the Millers boss wants the home crowd, who have collected some admirers in recent years to do the business once again.
“I’ve spoken about the passion and the noise that the travelling support will bring, but they won’t have seen many fans like the Rotherham fans. We have everyone who comes to New York, whether it’s official, assessor, or anyone they all comment on the atmosphere at New York Stadium.
“What we need is the Millers fans to raise the roof and win the battle off the pitch so that the players can win their battle on it.
Two of those players who will be looking to win their own battle on the field are Frazer Richardson and Paul Green who enjoyed lengthy spells at Elland Road, whilst Ryan Hall will also be facing his former club.
“Frazer Richardson and Paul Green have had a lot to say about how they were treated at Rotherham, and Luciano was the same but sadly can’t be out there. Then there’s Lee Frecklington who’s been a Leeds fan since he was in nappies. When you come up against your old team though you want to win more than you do any other game.”