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Evans hails terrific Millers

18 January 2014

Gaffer praises victory...

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans was full of praise for his side after a first-half blitz secured a 3-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town at Greenhous Meadow.

Tom Hitchcock opened up his Millers account with a goal on his full debut after just nine minutes, before Ben Pringle added a superb second and James Tavernier scored a third to stun the hosts.
After the game Evans was full of praise for his side:

“This is always a hard place to go but you have earn the right to play and when we work as hard as we have done today then we usually win. We don’t kid ourselves, we know how hard it is to come away from home and win in League One.

“We work hard every day on passing and moving the ball around the final third and we did that really well in the first half hour. We said second half don’t take any chances, keep the ball and when we have good possession let’s see what we can do and they followed that to the letter.”

Evans commended all areas of his team but in particular two of his new signings Miles Addison and Tom Hitchcock.

“Anyone who is in the ground today will tell you how good Miles Addison was today,” added Evans.

“He was totally dominant in both boxes and the kid will only get better. I was pleased with the contribution of all my team I don’t really want to single people out because there were all very good today.

“Tom worked incredibly hard. He got his goal, it was a great header as well. His all round contribution in and around the box was excellent, everytime it went into him you thought it was going to be a goal.”

The Millers were missing Kari Arnason and Evans explained his absence.

“He couldn’t train yesterday and he called in with sickness,” Evans explained.

“He wanted to give it overnight but we travelled the day before, so I made the decision that we are not about Kari Arnason we are about Rotherham United. We will always miss a player of Kari Arnason’s quality and we hope to see him bouncing into training on Monday.”

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