Rotherham boss Steve Evans braced for points verdict ahead of Norwich City visit

Norwich striker Cameron Jerome is denied by Rotherham United goalkeeper Adam Collin in October's 1-1

Norwich striker Cameron Jerome is denied by Rotherham United goalkeeper Adam Collin in October's 1-1 league draw. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Rotherham boss Steve Evans believes the relegation-threatened Millers will find out if they are set for a points deduction after fielding an ineligible player prior to Norwich's weekend Championship visit.

The Yorkshire club is currently four points clear of third-from-bottom Millwall with three league games to play, but await the outcome of a football disciplinary commission hearing which could potentially result in a points deduction.

The Millers were charged on April 13 after Derby loanee Farrend Rawson played the full 90 minutes in the club's 1-0 league win over Chris Hughton's Brighton, before it emerged the defender was subsequently deemed ineligible.

Evans hinted he expected a swift resolution when questioned by the media on Thursday at his pre-match briefing.

'Yes I do. It'll be very soon, I think,' he said. 'Listen, it's not my job to talk when it is or when it is not. But it will be soon enough. 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.'

Evans aims to guarantee survival on the pitch but is under no illusions Alex Neil's squad will be desperate for points in their pursuit of automatic promotion.

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'It'll be a sell-out and a great atmosphere on Saturday and it just gets better and better at the New York Stadium,' he said. 'Norwich is a wonderful football club and have retained nearly all of their Premier League squad We rode our luck a couple of times at Carrow Road but then we had chances to get something. For the neutral a draw was a fair result. If someone had told us we'd get a draw we'd have taken it. (Adam) Collin makes two or three tremendous saves.'

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