Where are the 86 players Steve Evans signed for Rotherham now?

Steve Evans brought a lot of success to Rotherham, but he did it using an astronomical amount of players.

Evans made 89 signings in total, signing three of the 86 players on two occasions.

Here’s what those men are up to now.

Kieran Agard

Scored 14 goals in 48 games for MK Dons in League One.

Lionel Ainsworth

Made 35 appearances for Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership last season but has since joined Plymouth.

Kari Arnason

Turned down a Millers return in January to join Cypriot First Division side Omonia Nicosia.

Courtney Cameron

The winger is now playing for Coventry United in the Midland League Premier, the ninth tier of English football.


Claude Davis

Never found another club following his 2014 release from the Millers.

Jamie Devitt

A regular for Carlisle in their play-off finish in League Two.

Lee Frecklington

Remains Rotherham’s longest-serving player.

Bob Harris

Was released from Bristol Rovers at the end of the campaign, having joined them in January.

Nicky Hunt

Featured heavily for Leyton Orient in their relegation from the Football League.

Daniel Kearns

Plays for Sligo Rovers in the League of Ireland.

Adam Morgan

Currently playing at National League North Halifax.

Craig Morgan

Endured a Championship relegation with Wigan.

Josh Morris

A key player in Scunthorpe’s run to the play-off semi-finals.

Daniel Nardiello

Featured sporadically for Welsh Premier outfit Bangor City last season.

David Noble

Captaining St Albans City in the National League South.


Jack O’Connell

A key player in Sheffield United’s charge to League One title glory.

Michael O’Connor

Suffered a serious knee injury playing for Notts County at the end of last season.

Kayode Odejayi

Now 35, made two appearances for Stockport in the National League North last term.

Liam Ridehalgh

Helped Tranmere to the National League play-off final.

Luke Rooney

Playing alongside Shaun Wright-Phillips for United Soccer League side Phoenix Rising in America.

Ian Sharps

First-team coach at Walsall following his 2016 retirement.

Scott Shearer

Reunited with Evans at a third club when the manager joined Mansfield, but he was released and has joined Oxford.


Joe Skarz

A regular for Oxford in League One, playing 38 times but left this summer.

Jordan Slew

Scored six goals for Plymouth in their League Two title-winning campaign.

Laurie Wilson

The left-back is a team-mate of Nardiello’s at Bangor City.

Nicky Adams

A key player in Carlisle’s fruitless play-off challenge in League Two.

Miles Addison

The defender is with Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock.

Richard Brindley

A favourite for League Two’s Colchester last season, with 42 appearances.

Adam Collin

Notts County’s number one last season, while also running a goalkeeping academy.

Nouha Dicko

A regular for Wolves in the Championship.

Tom Eaves

Scored seven times in 48 games for Yeovil last term.

Tom Hitchcock

Dropped down to the National League to play for Boreham Wood.

Danny Hylton

The striker enjoyed a prolific season for Luton in League Two, banging in 26 goals in 45 appearances.

Pablo Mills

Bossed the midfield for Mickleover Sports in the seventh-tier Northern Premier League.

Rob Milsom

Another of the ex-Millers clan to be enjoying life at Notts County.


Richie Smallwood

The popular midfielder walked away from a new deal at the club.

James Tavernier

The one that got away, Tavernier is one of Rangers’ best players.

Wes Thomas

Bagged four goals in 17 appearances for Oxford last term.

Michael Tidser

Back at boyhood club Morton in the Scottish Championship.

Matt Tubbs

Had four clubs in the National League last season, the last of which was Eastleigh.

Blair Turgott

Back playing in his hometown of Bromley, who are in the National League South.

Haris Vuckic

A career loanee, the Slovenian spent time with Bradford but was sent back to Newcastle in January.


David Worrall

An important player for Millwall in their League One play-off challenge.

Jack Barmby

In action for the Portland Timbers in the MLS.

Luciano Becchio

Failed to get a club following his 2016 Millers release. Had a trial at Coventry while also running a restaurant in Majorca.

Jordan Bowery

The once club-record signing spent the second half of the season on loan at Crewe from Leyton Orient.

Febian Brandy

Is without a club, having most recently played for Ubon UMT Union in Thailand.

Kirk Broadfoot

Still with the Millers but his future is in doubt after two rounds of back surgery.

Jonson Clarke-Harris

Signed a one-year deal at the Millers.

Matt Derbyshire

Proudly sits as Europe’s top goalscoring Englishman after a prolific season for Omonia.


Zeki Fryers

Made eight Premier League appearances for Crystal Palace, but none under Sam Allardyce.

Paul Green

Racked up an impressive 47 appearances for Oldham in League One.

Ryan Hall

Ended the season as a team-mate of Turgott at Bromley.

Jack Hunt

The right-back made 34 appearances for Sheffield Wednesday in their run to the play-offs.

Adam Hammill

Had an influential season for Barnsley in the Championship.

Reece James

Ruled out for the entirety of Wigan’s season with a knee injury.

Daniel Lafferty

Currently enjoying life as a League One title winner with Sheffield United.

Tom Lawrence

Won awards for his performances on loan at Ipswich last season.


Emmanuel Ledesma

Scoring wonder goals for New York Cosmos, a lower league American team.

Scott Loach

Could not help York avoid relegation to the sixth tier for the first time in their history.

Emi Martinez

Still at Arsenal, making five appearances last term.

Conor Newton

Made over 30 appearances for Cambridge.

Farrend Rawson

Spent time on loan at Coventry, but could not help them fight off relegation from League One.

Frazer Richardson

The Wickersley lad was without a club since his short-term deal at Doncaster ended in January.

Mat Sadler

Won Shrewsbury’s player of the season.

Connor Sammon

Led the line for Hearts in the Scottish Premiership.

John Swift

The former loanee was a key player in Reading’s promotion challenge.

Paul Taylor

Made 47 appearances for Peterborough in League One


Danny Ward

About to become the club’s record sale.

Lawrie Wilson

Made 26 appearances for Bolton in their League One promotion campaign.

Richard Wood

Signed a new one-year deal on a pay-as-you-play basis.

Scott Wootton

Managed just for appearances for MK Dons before a serious knee injury.

Anthony Wordsworth

Scored 12 goals in 38 games for Southend.

Tony Andreu

Bagged 19 goals on loan at Dundee United in the Scottish Championship.

Lewis Buxton

Released by Bolton after not featuring for them after November.

Lee Camp

Released at the end of his Rotherham contract and is expected to join Cardiff.


Danny Collins

Played 36 times for Grimsby in League Two.

Greg Halford

Joined Cardiff from the Millers in the January transfer window.

Chris Maguire

Bagged 17 times for League One’s Oxford.

Joe Mattock

Signed a new deal at the Millers last month.

Joe Newell

Has one year left on his Millers contract but failed to impress last season.

Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe

Played for Polish side Legia Warsaw.

Kelle Roos

Returned to Derby from a loan spell at Bristol City in December.

Tom Thorpe

Released by Rotherham after spending the season on loan at Bolton.

Grant Ward

Played 46 times for Ipswich after rejecting a return to Rotherham.

Aidy White

Released by Barnsley after an injury-hit campaign.



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