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We dominated a top class side, Evans

25 March 2014

Gaffer delighted with hard work...

Rotherham United Manager Steve Evans credited his side’s commitment and workrate after they overcame second place Brentford 3-0 at New York Stadium. 

Kieran Agard netted two first-half goals for the Millers before Haris Vuckic sealed the points late in the game and the Millers boss attributed the work ethic of the players on extending their unbeaten run to 14 games. 

“We played well, but as importantly we worked extremely hard. I think we dominated from start to finish against a top class side full of talented players so it was important we played like that because you need to be at that level against a team like Brentford who arrive a good side and leave a good side. They almost got in on a few occasions but we had to work hard to stop that and out possession be a tight group; we were, and in possession we were excellent and could have probably doubled our scoreline. A clean sheet and three goals at home again is great. We played terrifically well against a side who could be destined for the Championship.

Agard moved his goals tally for the season to 20 for the season, with many of those coming from the right wing, and Evans says he always had a feeling about the former Everton youngster when he arrived at New York, and but for missing two opportunities later could have had a hat-trick.

“I thought two years ago when we signed him (Agard) he was capable of it. I spoke to Paul Raynor and just had a gut feeling about him; he works as hard as anyone can on a football pitch and gave the Brentford defence a real hiding. He got his penalty and then a very good second goal, and should be walking away with the matchball even.”

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