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'Big Win' delights Evans

24 November 2012

Steve Evans post Exeter City

‘Big win’ delights Evans

Steve Evans heaped praise onto his players after a dogged display earned the Millers a well deserved three points on the South coast.

A first-half Ian Sharps header was enough to see off Exeter, after a solid second half where the Millers defence held firm in atrocious conditions at St. James’ Park.

“The rollercoaster continues,” Evans said after the game.

“I said earlier we have had the good, we have had the bad but we haven’t had the ugly yet. The ugly is when you win after not playing particularly well, but it was a big win today against a good team that we respect in Exeter who have beaten Bradford away which is tough and gone to the league leaders and thoroughly deserved to win.

“The only disappointing thing from my point of view is that we weren’t two or three up at the interval, you always know that you are going to have some late pressure from Exeter but we did well.

“We said to the players in the team talk that we would settle for a thoroughly professional 1-0 victory, where we worked really hard and had a disciplined shape. People will think that we plucked that shape from nowhere but we picked that shape with the personnel we had in mind.”

Evans was full of praise for his back five especially, naming captain Sharps, the returning Johnny Mullins and ‘keeper Andy Warrington in particular for some inspired performances.

“He had a poor game the other night, we all know that but we never mentioned it to him because we did that earlier in the season and it seemed to get worse. He came through that spell and he has been magnificent for us, I also have to give credit to my goalkeeper today and the two boys in front of him Mullins and Sharps were excellent.”

There is a full interview with Steve Evans on Millers Player shortly.

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