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Evans hails Millers

Rotherham boss Steve Evans has described the first half of his side's season as an "incredible achievement".

The Millers, who won promotion from Sky Bet League Two last season, have taken to the higher level with aplomb and currently sit in the play-off positions.

They welcome Wolves to New York this Saturday knowing whatever happens they will be enjoying their Christmas dinner in the top six.

"It's nice to be sitting on Christmas Day, whatever happens against Wolves, in the play-offs and that is an incredible achievement," Evans said.

"But I'm frustrated we are only sixth. I'm not saying I think we should be higher because you take what you get, but I am frustrated we haven't made the best of some situations."

The Millers face a daunting festive period. After the Wolves clash they head to Bradford and Port Vale, before welcoming Coventry on New Year's Day.

And Evans knows his side can ill-afford to under-perform if they are to maintain any promotion aspirations.

"It's a massive period," Evans added. "If you win every game it doesn't mean you're going to be a part of it, but if you lose every game then you're most likely going to be out of it.

"Nothing is ever won at Christmas time, we said that last year.

"We have to get through to January and February and then when it gets to squeaky-bum time I know my players can perform."