The Millers chief is waiting on Bournemouth regards a decision on an initial loan switch as he tries to capture former Crawley frontman Tubbs before tonights 11pm deadline.
Rotherham had a six figure bid for Tubbs turned down in the summer and have been sticking to a strict budget set by Chairman Tony Stewart, with the club yet to spend a penny on transfer fees this season.
And Evans revealed ahead of tomorrows game with Bradford City that some targets had been out of his reach.
He said to todays Advertiser: "I don't want anyone turning up thinking this is going to be easy tomorrow. Bradford have put an outstanding squad together and that was shown during the summer. We tried for three of their players, Nathan Doyle, Garry Thompson and Alan Connell and couldn't afford their personal terms.
"All three ended up signing for Bradford so that shows what they are about.:
“The ground looks like being full again and if we win then the next match will be close to being a sell-out too.”