Rotherham United manager Steve Evans has expressed his admiration for Leeds United.
The Millers will take on their Yorkshire rivals at the New York Stadium in the Championship on Friday.
Evans’s side gained promotion from League One at the end of last season and are doing quite well so far in the second tier of English football.
Heading into Friday’s clash, Rotherham find themselves 17th in the league table with 12 points from 11 matches, five points above the relegation zone.
Rotherham could go level on points with Leeds if they win the Yorkshire derby, which will certainly enhance their confidence for next week’s home game against Fulham, who suffered relegation from the Premier League at the end of the 2013-14 campaign.
Boss Evans is relishing the occasion and is happy to lead the Rotherham players against two of England’s biggest clubs, Leeds and Fulham, in the coming days.
‘On the whole we are in good shape as we look forward to two very exciting home Championship matches, namely, Leeds United and Fulham’, the 51-year-old told Rotherham’s official website.
‘With no disrespect to clubs in League Two, the matches we have coming up are so exciting for everyone. We face a giant of a club in Leeds United and a Fulham team who last season played in the Premier League’.
Leeds and Fulham may be playing in the Championship at the moment and there is no guarantee that they will return to the Premier League anytime soon, but it seems that they are still held in awe by opposition managers.