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Evans wants normal week

Rotherham boss Steve Evans is hoping normality will breed success as he prepares for the League One play-off final on Sunday.

The Millers will battle it out with Leyton Orient at Wembley for the chance to play in the Championship next season, but the Scot is ensuring his side will not treat it as a day out.

Evans has rejected the chance for his side to go down to London on Tuesday and will prepare his side like he has done for every other long-distance away game this season, training in Rotherham and then travelling down the day before.

"The boys have had a couple of days off and we will make sure we have a normal week," Evans said. "It will be a normal away day, we'll train in Rotherham on Saturday and we will get on the team coach.

"We will be professional and treat it like a normal game. I've been asked if we wanted to go down on Tuesday. For what? It's nonsense. We'll have a normal week."

The clash with Russell Slade's men will be the first time Evans has managed at the home of football, but he already knows the most important thing is to win.

"My former chairman at Boston took his team to Wembley once and said he had one regret because he told them to enjoy the day and he forgot to tell them to win.

"I don't care if it's a rubbish day, you can only hope that when we're driving away from Wembley that Rotherham is a Championship club."