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It was a job done, says Evans

16 April 2013

Millers boss pleased with result...

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans was delighted at his side’s victory over Bradford City, but claimed it was just another three points in the hunt for promotion.

The Millers left it late; Lee Frecklington netting a penalty 15 minutes from time, before sealing the game deep into stoppage time with a Kieran Agard goal on the counter-attack to send the 1,710 Millers fans into raptures behind the goal. However, the Millers boss described it simply as ‘job done.’

“We’ve come to a big football club for this level. The atmosphere was incredible, but we handled that and took three points ahead of a tough trip to Plymouth on Saturday,” Evans said. “Fans travelled here in big numbers for us on a Tuesday night when money is hard to come by and I’ve seen the spirit in them. We said it would take a squad and positivity and I’ve just come out of a dressing room that wasn’t joy and wasn’t bouncing, it was job done. It means a lot less if we don’t get three points down there.”

The Millers defended stoutly in the first period with Claude Davis returning to the side in place of David Noble (virus). However, the second period became more open and the Millers used the home side’s gung-ho style against them, scoring two goals on the counter-attack, with Evans having praise for the penalty-taker Frecklington.

“I think they shaded it in the first-half territorially, but in the second-half we defended well and counter-attacked, something we’ve talked about doing. Getting on the ball more and getting at them with pace and I think we did that and went through their defence. Most of all we displayed what we did against Exeter and an excellent Fleetwood side. The reality is, Bradford are outstanding but they could even mean the play-offs now. He (Frecklington) is a superb professional and has standards that are so high and it his quality showed in a pressure situation,” he added. 

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