MANAGER Steve Evans says planning for Rotherham United’s play-off campaign will determine how he delegates workload over the Easter weekend.
Rotherham United visit champions Wolverhampton Wanderers today before hosting Port Vale on Monday, with only positioning in the play-offs left to play for.
“If people are 95 per cent fit they’re not ready,” he said when asked if fitness-doubt Lee Frecklington is available for today’s trip to Molineux.
“When we come out of Port Vale on Monday we’ve got to be ultra serious about the players being ready for the play-offs.”
The Millers secured their place in the top six earlier this month and can still finish from third, fourth or fifth.
The teams that finish third and fourth are deemed to have a slight advantage in that they play the second leg of the semi-final at home, but Evans says that is not the reason why he wants his Rotherham side to finish as high as they can.
“It’s important if you believe you have an advantage playing at home in the second leg, but a home advantage in the second leg can work against you if you don’t start well,” said Evans, who conducted a scouting mission to Holland last weekend.
“From my point of view I’d rather be in third. Why? Because if I can’t be second I want to be third.
“Our motivation to finish third is down to our desire to be the best we can be.”
Last six games: Wolves WWWDWW, Rotherham WWWWLD.
Last time: Wolves 2 Rotherham 0; April 23, 2005; Championship.
Referee: F Graham (Essex).