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The lads were terrific - Evans

3 May 2014

Steve Evans post Swindon Town...

Manager Steve Evans praised his Rotherham United side for ending their regular season on a high after a 2-1 success at Swindon Town.

A first half brace by Wes Thomas ensured the Millers ended the campaign in fourth place and will entertain Preston North End in the play-offs with the first leg on Saturday 10th May, kick off 5.15pm at Deepdale.

After a second half fightback by the home side which saw the Robins pull a goal back through a Michael Smith penalty, the Millers re-took control of proceedings ensuring another three points away from home.

“We made some big changes to the side to allow some individuals the opportunity to stake a claim and I thought we were terrific, the first-half was exceptional,” said a jubilant Evans after the game.

“We should have had the game done and dusted such was the dominance but to be fair to Mark (Cooper) he changed some things around, they got a goal and to be fair they put us under a little bit of pressure.
The boys stood strong, we counter attacked with pace and we got another win on the road which as we know in League One they are hard to get.”

Evans made several changes to his side allowing the likes of Thomas a start and he praised his match-winner as well as several other starters who came into the side.

“I thought he (Wes Thomas) was excellent but I also thought that Rob Millsom was excellent as well, he just ran out of legs a little. The plan was always to give him 65-70 minutes and then introduce Michael (O’Connor) so that was good and it was good to play James Tavernier further forward, he did a great job and I don’t think Richard Brindley had a problem all afternoon. Also for me I don’t think that there was anyone better than Claude Davis, I thought he came in and did well, his winning record is staggering, when he plays we win.”

There is a full interview on Millers Player now.

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