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Quality counts for Millers boss

Rotherham boss Steve Evans is revelling in the depth of his squad as the season enters the crucial run-in.

The Millers, who sit fifth in League Two and are three points off third with a game in hand, were able to name million-pound striker Jordan Slew, Northern Ireland international Michael O'Connor and Aston Villa loanee Courtney Cameron on the bench in their 1-1 draw with York.

And Evans is delighted to have such quality at his disposal.

He said: "When you look at our bench, it is strong as it has been all season. There are debates that all of them could be playing, but we need that quality and competition."

Ben Pringle was one of those to come off the bench on Tuesday and made a huge impact, setting up Daniel Nardiello's injury-time leveller.

The former Derby midfielder has been out in the cold in recent weeks after an impressive first half to the campaign which saw him rewarded with a new contract.

And his cameo against the Minstermen could see him recalled to the starting line-up for the tricky trip to Southend on Saturday.

Evans added: "Ben Pringle has been hurting that he has not been in the team. It's good when he comes on and plays like he has been hurting.

"He has a chance of starting at the weekend now."