Bristol City 1 Rotherham United 2: Evans planning list for January sales at Millers

Steve Evans finished a difficult week on a high with Rotherham United and now plans to start planning his strategy for bringing in new recruits in January.

The Millers beat struggling Bristol City 2-1 at Ashton Gate to stretch the gap between themselves and seventh-placed Bradford City to four points.

It raised spirits at the New York Stadium after defeats in the FA Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy during the last week and leaves the Millers well-placed heading into Saturday’s game with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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Evans will this week sit down with chairman Tony Stewart to go through January transfer window targets, and the manager was full of praise for the Rotherham owner’s support in a testing week.

“You do not need your boss to ring you on a Sunday when you have won the day before, you need them to ring you when it has not gone well, Tony Stewart last week was magnificent as he was this morning, he is as consistent as any manager could wish for,” he said.

Goals from on-loan Nouha Dicko and midfielder ben Pringle earned victory against a City side who now bottom of League One.

Dicko followed in Kieran Agard’s long-range effort to give Rotherham a second-minute lead before Lee Frecklington broke before setting-up Pringle.

City did stage a second-half fightback, Bobby Reid curling in a consolation effort while goalkeeper Adam Collin did well to thwart Sam Baldock.

Michael O’Connor will play in a private friendly this week, while Joe Skarz, Rob Milsom, Pablo Mills and David Worrall are all due to return to training this week.

Bristol City: Parish, Moloney (Reid 62), Flint, Williams, Cunningham (Burns 78), Wagstaff, Gillett, Elliott, Bryan (Shorey 46), Emmanuel-Thomas, Baldock. Unused substitutes: Fielding, Carey, Taylor, Pack.

Rotherham: Collin, Tavernier, Morgan, Davis, Bradley, Agard, Frecklington, Arnason, Pringle, Revell (Vuckic 90), Dicko (Tidser 89). Unused substitutes: Shearer, Brindley, Tubbs, Rowe.

Referee: L Collins (Surrey).

Man of the match: Ben Pringle.