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I'm proud of them, Evans

30 September 2014

Gaffer delighted with points...

Rotherham United Manager Steve Evans has heaped praise on his players’ work ethic after they secured all three points with a convincing victory over Blackburn Rovers at New York Stadium. 

The Millers scored two first-half goals through Kari Arnason and Luciano Becchio, and Evans says that whilst they had a little bit of luck it was no less than they deserved.

“That was a performance that I felt had many aspects to it and picked up from where we left off on Saturday at Ipswich. I felt we had a little bit of luck tonight but I thought they carried a bit of luck as well, and then we’ve had to defend for the last 10 or 15 minutes when many of our lads are running on empty. Obviously Revs cramped up a bit so he had to come off, but I said I was proud of the boys after the game on Saturday and I’m proud of them again here tonight.

“We don’t kid ourselves we’re still adjusting to life in the Championship but we’ve welcomed the former Premier League Champions and that’s as equal to any result we’ve achieved as a football club. You know that a club with the resources of that club and players like Jordan Rhodes are going to make you work all over the pitch and I don’t think there’s a player out there who didn’t give us everything.”

Arnason’s goal was his first since the Millers’ victory at Oxford back in League Two and whilst Evans drew comparisons to Albert Tatlock, he admits there’s no doubting his ability.

“It’s a sunny day and he finds a cloud up there it’s just how he is but they (his teammates) love him and they love him because of his ability when he goes across the white line. It just shows what a player we signed in League Two and the fans also love him as I do, I just wouldn’t like to live with him.”

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