Football - Nardiello can play a part - Evans

Rotherham boss Steve Evans has reiterated that Daniel Nardiello is a key part of his squad.

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The striker, 30, has scored 17 goals this season in 38 appearances, but was left out of the Millers' damaging 2-1 defeat at Morecambe on Saturday, much to the anger of some fans.

Evans put that omission down to poor form and has refused to say whether he will be picked for Tuesday's must-win clash with Exeter.

But he insisted: "Nards is very much part of our plans. He was poor at home to AFC Wimbledon, he was poor at Cheltenham and he was poor at Gillingham and we have people desperate to play. That's why I left him out.

"Players have highs and lows. He has had highs. It's not a purposeful plan to leave any individual out.

"Daniel Nardiello knows I pick a team to win a game. He'll find out whether he is playing at 6.15pm on Tuesday."

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