Ambitious Millers upwardly mobile
Date published: 12 September 2013
FROM Millmoor to the bright lights of the New York Stadium, Rotherham have come a long way in the last couple of years.
Athletic’s first visit to the club’s new £20million arena pits Lee Johnson’s men against a side currently putting their near-neighbours in the shade.
Historically, Sheffield United should beat Rotherham — but this is a new Rotherham, bankrolled by millionaire businessman Tony Stewart, who saved the club in 2008.
When Rotherham played United on Saturday it was the Blades — for whom new siging Jose Baxter opened the scoring — who lost 3-1.
Manager Steve Evans, not one of the game’s shrinking violets, couldn’t resist sticking the knife into his vanquished opponents.
“Sheffield probably got off lightly. If we had taken advantage of the opportunities we created we could have beaten them by more,.” he said.
Despite the existing strength in his squad, Evans is looking for more.
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