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Rotherham boss Steve Evans wants to add two signings on transfer deadline day

Rotherham manager Steve Evans hopes today’s transfer deadline day is a busy one as he looks to add to his squad. 

The Millers have endured a torrid start to the season, losing four of their first five Sky Bet Championship games, and Evans, who has already made 12 summer signings, is targeting the transfer market in a bid to turn things around. 

The Scot is keen to bring in at least two faces ahead of the 6pm deadline and hinted they could permanent deals, with the loan window reopening next week.

“It makes you look at things again,” Evans said of his side’s start to the season. 

“Permanent signings are one thing and the loan market, which reopens next week, is another thing. 

“We will try and do one or two things before Tuesday but there will be more work to be done during the week. 

“We have to be very prudent. Even at the minute with the resources we have got we are not doing our jobs and that buck stops with me.”

One player who has been linked with the Millers is Sheffield Wednesday striker Stevie May, who has reportedly been the subject of a £500,000 bid. 

Evans, who was stung in last year’s pursuit of the former St Johnstone striker, said last week a deal is unlikely, but the Millers were thought to be interested until the Owls slapped a reported £2million fee on his head.

Evans said: “One hunderd per cent, I like him as a player. That doesn’t change because he signed for Sheffield Wednesday, Is there a chance we could afford Stevie May? No, not really.” 

As well as work to be done in the transfer market, the Millers boss concedes there is even more to be done on the training ground as they try and halt their poor start. 

Evans admits to having to re-evaluate some of his players after being let down in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Fulham.

“It's evident after the games we have played that a lot of work needs to be done and one or two people are perhaps not good enough and we need to sit down and think it through," he added.

“It’s fine lines in football but fine lines can be on a consistent basis. We have to get back on the training ground and work hard and see how we go.

"We need to do a lot of work in the next two weeks. 

“We had quiet words, people got a few home truths but in a quiet, orderly fashion.

“The usual doom and gloom mongers will be out and we'll all be rubbish at our jobs but we have to take that. 

“Football is a game that you take the plaudits and you have to take the criticism. 

“If I was a fan I wouldn't be happy losing 3-1 at home to Fulham. I want my team to display a performance that makes me proud and we are not doing that recently.”

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