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Evans hails Millers heroes

5 October 2013

Gaffer pleased with solid display...

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans hailed his troops as they beat promotion-chasing Brentford by a solitary goal at Griffin Park.

Matt Tubbs replaced the injured Daniel Nardiello in the Millers’ only change to the starting line-up, and despite plenty of endeavour by the bees, they were stung by Mark Bradley’s header which gave the Millers the perfect response to last week’s disappointing narrow defeat.

“I think it equals the best result in terms of league performance in all honesty, we had to battle hard, as they had a lot of possession. The biggest compliment I can give my team is that they haven’t made a chance, and the only save Scott Shearer has had to make of note was the one he’s done sensationally with that’s heading for the top corner from 30 yards.”

Despite enjoying possession in large parts of the game, the home side failed to really penetrate the Millers, and Evans was full of praise for the changes midway through the second period that helped his team see out the remainder.

“We’ve had a few chances in the second half on the counter-attack. We stayed 4-4-2 for as long as we could in the second half but they started to get a march on us; as soon as we changed it though we had a good spell in the game and the subs we made had a good impact. I thought Hylton was excellent, Tidser steadied the ship and Tom (Eaves) run his guts out.”

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