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Comfortable win pleases Evans

8 October 2013

Steve Evans post York...

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans was pleased with his side’s 3-0 victory at York this evening, ensuring their progress to the third round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

An own goal from York defender Chris Smith put the Millers in front, and second half strikes by Kieran Agard, from the penalty spot, and Alex Revell ensured a safe passage into the next stage of the competition.

“It was a comfortable night as we could have wished,” boss Evans commented after the game.

“There were a few chances in either box but I think that the gulf in class was enormous. We made the five changes from the weekend, but we were without Tom Eaves who was ill and Tubbsy who picked up a little knock in training yesterday, he could have played at a push but there was no point in taking any chances. I was pleased with the way we played, we worked hard, especially second half where I think our fitness told.

“You have to look at the quality of play in the second half, the quality of the passing and the movement; there was a gulf in class. It shows you what progress we have made in a year because we came here almost to the week, we drew 0-0 and we were hanging on.”  

The performance of some of his players has given Evans a selection headache for the weekend, with a number of players making an impression.

“I think Tidser was outstanding in spells,” added Evans.

“Some of his passing was excellent, he tired a little towards the end but that is because the kid hasn’t played much. I am pleased with a lot of them, Richard Brindley was strong, we had the chance to introduce young Danny Rowe as well which was nice.”

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