ROTHERHAM UNITED manager Steve Evans expects to know the Millers’ fate before the weekend after being charged by the Football League with fielding an ineligible player.
The Millers were charged on April 13 after Farrend Rawson, on loan from Derby County, played the full 90 minutes in the club’s 1-0 win over Brighton on Easter Monday, with the defender subsequently deemed ineligible.
The league said a football disciplinary commission will hear the case at the “earliest possible opportunity” so the matter is resolved before the end of the season.
That is now likely to take place before Saturday, when the Millers host Norwich.
Likely punishments include a possible three-point deduction.
As it stands, Rotherham are fourth-bottom in the Championship table, four points above the drop zone, with Millwall, the side in the final relegation position, having played a game more.
On when the hearing will take place, Evans said: “Very soon, I think.
“Listen, it’s not my job to talk when it is or when it is not. But it will be soon enough...”
On whether he expects to know the outcome before the weekend, he added: “Yes.
“You have to accept there’s been an (administrative) error. Certainly, knowing people inside this football club, no-one means to make an error.
“I don’t want to cast judgement on people who make genuine mistakes. I have made enough of them. I have often said that in my career and I mean it.”