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Work hard and you'll be treated like kings, says Evans

16 May 2014

Gaffer praise for players and supporters...

Rotherham United Manager Steve Evans has one again praised his players and the supporters who helped book their place in the League One Play-Off final at Wembley last night. 

After going behind, goals from Wes Thomas, Lee Frecklington and Kieran Agard turned the game for the home side in front of a sold out New York Stadium crowd. 

“The decibels were up, the atmosphere was unbelievable and the lads deserve their moment now. We have a great ethic here for the players, and I group the staff in it as well, of working hard and being disciplined, and if you do that then you will be rewarded like kings.”

The Millers only achieved promotion from the fourth tier little over 12 months ago, and now Evans, who struggled to hide his emotions at full-time, has his sights on Wembley but knows a tough task lies ahead against a team who led the way for much of the early part of the season. 

“It was unthinkable at the start of the season, and we were some people’s favourites to get relegated but I’ve got huge respect for Russell Slade, he’s a grafter, and like me he lives away from his family. He’s got little Coxy, he’s got Mooney, Lloyd James, and I could go through the whole team because they’re like us. They’ve got a team who are honest and work hard and like us they’ll give it a right go.

“I’ve just seen men in their 80s and 90s crying out there, I’m not going to start…”

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