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Good team performance - Evans

23 August 2014

Steve Evans post Millwall...

Manager Steve Evans was pleased with the half-time changes that saw Rotherham United collect their first win on the road this afternoon in a closely-fought game at Millwall.

Ben Pringle’s second half goal was enough for the Millers who came under a lot of pressure in the first-half, but the Millers boss was delighted with the character showed in the second period.

“I think we started slowly,” Evans said at full-time. “I don’t think we were brave enough but we dug in and I think first half we were quite comfortable but Fuller should score; we also missed two sitters and we should have gone in at half-time 2-1 up. We swapped our wide players at half-time to get them into the game and give them chance to go and join Alex and the goal comes from that when Taylor does a bit of magic with the cross and Ben comes in from the other touchline so it’s a fantastic training ground goal.”

Paul Taylor was a standout performer in the newly-worn white away kit this afternoon, creating the goal amongst a number of other chances and Evans was quick to praise him and a number of his teammates including debutant Anthony Wordsworth who has followed a number of former Ipswich men to New York Stadium.

“He’s been terrific every day I’ve seen him, he was at Peterborough which is why he went for £1.5million to Ipswich Town. He was good there but these teams have big squads and we’re always on the lookout for good players wherever they are. We’ve got Loachy, Pau Taylor and now Anthony Wordsworth now from Ipswich but I don’t mid where they play. We’ll take them off the moon from Martian FC if they’re good enough to play for us. Paul’s always a player we’ve liked and we convinced him to come here and he was excellent today but it was amongst a number of other big performances today and an overall excellent team performance.”


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