'They always bring glamour' - Evans praises Leeds but wants victory

New York Stadium interior, Rotherham

Rotherham United manager has called Leeds United the stand-out club in Yorkshire.

Steve Evans say that Rotherham United's clash with Leeds United is the biggest that they have faced, but he will not be overawed by their visitor's status.

The Millers boss lavished praise on Leeds for their status in the footballing world, but he insists that his side will be doing all they can to take the three points in front of a sell-out crowd at the New York Stadium.

Evans' men can go ahead of Leeds if they are able to take the three points and the boisterous manager is aiming to do just that. 

"If we all take our biased heads off, Leeds United are the stand-out giants in the Championship," Clubcall quote Evans as saying.

"You look at the clubs who have just come down from the Premier League, but they are not Leeds United.

"But they are in the Championship because in football you are where you deserve to be, but it is a fixture that excites us.

"As a lad growing up I became aware of the likes of Billy Bremner and Peter Lorimer and you never forget that. But we are on a level playing field and we know a good result will take us above them in the table and to measure that progress in two years I have been here is staggering.

"Leeds United are a big, big club but we have won the right to be competing against them on level terms and when you have done that you want to be above them.

"We want to be above Leeds tomorrow night at 10 o'clock.

"In isolation is probably the biggest league game that the football club has faced in terms of where we have been and the name of Leeds United always brings glamour."

Rotherham are still adjusting to Championship life after promotion last season and they have made an inconsistent start.

However, they do have the quality to pose a threat to teams - especially in attacking areas - and Leeds will have to be at their best to avoid defeat.

The Whites have lost much of the momentum which was built up under caretaker boss Neil Redfearn, and they have to show improvements if they are to meet their lofty expectations.

Darko Milanic has not won during his first three games in charge of the side and he will know that this run cannot continue for much longer.

Both teams are currently in the bottom half of the Championship table, but a win on Friday night would push them somewhat closer to the playoff places and alleviate some of the pressure building. 

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