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This was for the fans, says Evans

16 February 2013

Boss pleased for loyal supporters...

The only disappointment Steve Evans had was that his side didn’t win more convincingly, after watching Rotherham United claim a 1-0 victory over Chesterfield, and later dedicating it to the fans. 

The Millers enjoyed the majority of the game, but only Johnny Mullins’ goal 12 minutes into the second-half separated the two sides. 

“Cooky is an honest guy, he’ll reflect on this and know his team have had a 1-0 battering today,” said Evans. “We’ve achieved nothing yet though, we’ve won a derby which is magic for the supporters. This wasn’t for Steve Evans, the players, the Chairman or anybody else, this one is for them. I said to the players that the fans have had one or two bad days here so do this for them. Give them a day to remember and they’ll remember that; some of the play was sensational.”

11,143 were in the ground for the game which saw The Millers have a number of chances as well as the lion’s share of possession, with Daniel Nardiello and Lee Frecklington both testing Tommy Lee in the Chesterfield goal. 

“Bar the odd breakaway which was about two or three times, I was pleased with the players. I said to them afterwards that with a bit of care in the final third we could have given them a monster doing today. It was exceptional. I was surprised (Chesterfield struggled), because they have a great 11 for League Two and some good players on the bench. They’ll win a lot of games and beat a lot of teams. But enough about them, we were excellent, we played with a lot of passion after going down to Torquay in the week. Now we need to calm ourselves down and focus on Tuesday night.”

Click here to see the full interview on Millers Player. 

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