UK time is: 14:32:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - Evans explains the change today

Rotherham United Manager, Steve Evans might not have been pleased with the result today but was happy with the pride and passion the team showed.

And the boss was pleased with the start his side got when Ryan Cresswell scored in the second minute of the game.

Speaking to Radio Sheffield after the game about Cress goal, Evans said, 'We've spoken to Cressy about moving about in the box and not being static and we've done a little bit of work with that in the last couple of days and we got a great start today.

'The disappointing thing is that we didn't build on that start. We made certainly two clear chances where you'd expect players to score and the goalkeeper dropped one and it looked easier to score than miss and, over the ninety minutes, I think you'd say we didn't deserve to lose this game but we probably didn't do enough in the final third to come to a Shrewsbury Town who are a good side with a good manager and win.'

Asked what the idea behind Tom Newey's first start since the Millers last played Shrewsbury in the FA Cup in December, Evans said, 'We were worried about the strength Shrewsbury have in attacking areas. I told Woody (Sam Wood), had we been at home today there would have been no changes and, I'll tell you what, he accepted it as a real professional. I thought Tom was excellent today and produced a good individual performance. For me, Sam is more of an attacking player than a left-back and it's round pegs in round holes and Tom looked impressive in the last two days of training but things may change next week and we'll be back to attacking teams more at home and getting on the ball more. I think when Sam looks at the performance of Tom today he'll agree that he's not really a left-back.

'We're going to assess all the players and the players like Matt Tubbs speak to me every day because they want to come back and play for Steve Evans. We are hard on the players but we treat them fairly and they know that.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 14 2012

Time: 9:18PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Archived Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 683
2. herringthorpe 558
3. sixpence 275
4. mos60 97
5. MILLER NEZ 42
6. nearlyataff 38
7. Millie Miller 29
8. mvmiller 19
9. nogginthenog 18
10. axholme 17

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Wolves 43 29 9 5 53 96
2. Brentford 43 27 9 7 30 90
3. Leyton Orient 43 23 11 9 38 80
4. Rotherham 43 22 13 8 26 79
5. Preston 43 21 16 6 22 79
6. Peterborough 43 21 4 18 9 67
7. Swindon 43 18 9 16 6 63

Breaking League News

Carlisle : 20/04/2014 14:27:00
Easter Part 2 - Wolves (H)
Leyton Orient : 20/04/2014 13:46:00
Lisbie Could Return Against Wolves
Leyton Orient : 20/04/2014 13:11:00
SUFC Tranmere v Sheffield United - History
Sheff Utd : 20/04/2014 11:32:00
SUFC Tranmere v Sheffield United - Match Officials
Sheff Utd : 20/04/2014 11:29:00
RUFC - Ref Watch v Port Vale
Rotherham : 20/04/2014 11:29:00
RUFC - Head-to-Head v Port Vale
Rotherham : 20/04/2014 09:39:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which of these loanees would you like to see back next season
Suggested By:  
James Tavernier 74%
Haris Vuckic 5%
Miles Addison 5%
Richie Smallwood 5%
Tom Hitchcock 11%
None 0%