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Evans delight at six goal showing

1 March 2014

Steve Evans talks to the press following the 6-0 victory over Notts County...

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans expressed his delight after his Millers side produced a scintillating ensuring a 6-0 hammering of lowly Notts County.

The Millers found themselves 4-0 in front before the half hour mark after goals from James Tavernier, Haris Vuckic, Alex Revell and a Kieran Agard penalty, whilst in the second half Vuckic added his second before sub Tom Hitchcock put the icing on the cake with the Millers sixth.

After the game boss Evans was full of praise for his side who moved 14 points clear of seventh position in the League One standings.

“We weren’t happy with the first 15 minutes in which we looked like we were a bit tired from our exerts at Preston, and Notts County were perhaps on the front foot,” said Evans. 

“They’ve got some talented players like we’ve always said, but James Tavernier practices free-kicks to the point that I’ve boarded up my windows at the training ground. He’s put it in the top bag and we’ve never really looked back from there.

“We said if we could get on the front foot that the first goal would be all important and once we got that goal I genuinely thought we stepped it up and we’ve had as good an afternoon as you could have hoped for.

“We could have had double figures today with some of the super play and chances we’ve had but I think the goalkeeper can take great credit for his performance because I can certainly recall two or three great saves.” 

Evans was forced into two changes with both Claude Davis and Wes Thomas missing out and the Millers boss explained their absence from the starting 11.

“I think we showed today that we’ve got a squad here and not just a group of individuals,” he added.

“Claude Davis rolled his ankle in training, so it gave our captain the opportunity to come back and get some game time. Wes Thomas was struggling a little bit with his thigh but should be fine for Tuesday and that gave an opportunity for Haris to come in and he’s got two goals.”

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