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Pringle set for warm welcome, says Evans

27 August 2015

Pringle set for Millers return...

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans will be welcoming former Millers midfielder Ben Pringle back to the club with open arms when he returns to AESSEAL New York Stadium with Fulham on Saturday.

The former Derby County man traded South Yorkshire for the capital in the summer, ending a four-year allegiance with the club in which he helped the Millers to consecutive promotions to the Championship.

Evans was full of praise for the 26-year-old and insists that he will receive the warmest of welcomes upon his return at the weekend.

“He’ll get a warm reception and so he should do. I don’t kid myself in the fact that I know Ben Pringle was fantastic for Steve Evans,” he told

Pringle had been out-of-favour prior to Evans’ arrival from Crawley Town but it didn’t take long for the Newcastle-born midfielder to catch the eye of the newly-appointed coaching staff.

“Our Chairman said I found him in the cupboard when I first came here because he wasn’t on the football field. To be fair to Darren Patterson and Paul Warne they gave him a game or two before I arrived.

“I remember my first training session with the club in which Paul Raynor turned to me and said: “Who’s the lad with the blonde hair?” and I said, it’s Ben Pringle, he’s got a wand of a left foot.

“I’ll certainly be shaking his hand and giving him a smile. He was wonderful for Rotherham United, our supporters and Steve Evans."

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