Rotherham boss Steve Evans 'confident' of Danny Hylton signing

Danny Hylton

Rotherham boss Steve Evans believes his side are leading the race to sign former Aldershot striker Danny Hylton.

The 24-year-old scored 12 goals in 32 games last season but was made redundant last month after the club went into administration.

Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield: "He's an exceptional young player who hasn't been lucky enough to play in a very good team.

"I'm confident that we've got a very good chance of bringing him here."

He added: "He's got a fantastic work ethic and he can get a goal. We're just waiting on his answer now."

Hylton, who was handed an eight-match ban in May 2012 after being found guilty of two charges of racial abuse, scored a hat-trick before being sent off against the Millers in the FA Cup last season.