Brighton v Rotherham: Evans is staying quiet on Posh out of respect

Rotherham United's Lee Frecklington.
Rotherham United's Lee Frecklington.
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STEVE EVANS is not looking any further into the future than Rotherham United’s visit to the Amex Stadium tonight.

Not for the first time in his reign as Rotherham United manager, the Scot has been the focus of media speculation regarding a position elsewhere, this time at Peterborough United.

But Evans, who has a home in the city and who has family who support Posh, has steadfastly refused to discuss speculation linking him to the club until after his side’s visit to Brighton.

Evans said: “The chairman has given me his support. That’s no surprise. The surprise is the other drivel that comes with it.

“I refrained from saying anything in the lead-up to Saturday. It would have been disrespectful to Peterborough United for me to talk about it.

“If the chairman has made that comment, he’s the head of our football club and I fully respect his words. I said to the vice-chairman earlier in the week that I would not be distracted, that I wouldn’t talk about. I’m only going to talk about it when we wake up after Brighton.”

The rock-bottom Millers, who claimed a spirited point at Charlton on Saturday, are sweating on the fitness of new captain Lee Frecklington, who limped off at The Valley with a calf injury.

Evans added: “Lee has some strained fibres in his calf muscle so that looks highly likely he will have to miss the game.”

Last six: Brighton WDWLWW; Rotherham LDLLLD.

Referee: J Linington (Isle of Wight).

Last time: Brighton 1 Rotherham 1; October 25, 2014; Championship.