UK time is: 14:30:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

RUFC - Evans delighted to get his man

Rotherham United Manager, Steve Evans said that defender, Ian Sharps should never have left the Millers.

Speaking to MillersPlayer after Sharps signed for the Millers, Evans said, 'It's took a long time to get Ian here, but, let's be right, he should never have left in the first place, but for his own reasons he did although it didn't take too much persuasion to bring him back here.

'He's had a couple of great years with Shrewsbury and helped them get promotion. It's a fantastic piece of business for us and he's someone we admire and respect and I look forward to him heading and kicking it which is what he does best.'

With an offer on the table for him from Shrewsbury, who will be playing in League One next season, Evans said, 'Ian Sharps wanted to be involved in something where the evolution of excitement was going to continue and Sharpy thinks the world of Shrewsbury Town but he probably thought that it might be a real battle for them to stay in League One next year. He won promotion for the first time in his career and he wants to taste that again and he obviously thinks he will get that here. It was a tough decision for him and we've had a succession of meetings and telephone calls to persuade the big man to come here. It's great to get him here but was a dilemma for him to leave a League One club to come but, I think deep down, he wanted to wear the Rotherham United shirt again.'

Asked if any other clubs had an interest in the thirty-one year old, Evans said, 'Yes, there were a number of League One clubs who showed an interest and a couple who I expect to be at the top end of League Two. But he knows who we've got here as players and who we are trying to get in and he knows what we are trying to do.

'He's a no-nonsense centre-back and although his passing isn't a great strength, he heads and kicks it and defends for his life. He was in the League Two Team of the Year again and if he'd gone into League One with Shrewsbury he'd probably have been in the Team of the Year there as well. I wanted to see how hungry he was, how committed he was to Rotherham United and how much he wanted to play in the new stadium and, after he'd signed, he took his wife and children around the stadium, even though he'd already been round. He said when he was driving by today to come and sign he felt the hairs on his neck stand up. He's a good character and he's a leader.

'We are delighted to have him on board. He's another part of the jigsaw and slowly, piece by piece, that jigsaw is coming together.'




Join The Vital Debate




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:Tuesday May 22 2012

Time: 6:48PM

Your Comments

I'm just wondering if those Millers sat behind me at Shrewsbury this season will be shouting about Sharpsy being 'cr*p' and 'past it' now? I bet not Welcome back Sharpsy!
herringthorpe
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Rose Out On Loan (Thursday July 31 2014)

RUFC - Derby Clash Sold Out (Thursday July 31 2014)

RUFC - Duo Out On Loan To Chairboys (Thursday July 31 2014)

RUFC - Pen Pics - Michael Tidser (Thursday July 31 2014)

RUFC - Millers Not To Persue Greening (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Millers Win At Alfreton (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Six Up For Millers (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Archived Rotherham United 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 1302
2. herringthorpe 977
3. sixpence 350
4. miller4life 200
5. mos60 146
6. MILLER NEZ 39
7. mvmiller 22
8. Millie Miller 17
9. nogginthenog 13
10. zipadeedoodah 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Millwall 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
23. Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

RUFC - Rose Out On Loan
Rotherham : 31/07/2014 14:09:00
Pugh: Whole environment is geared up to improving
Bournemouth : 31/07/2014 13:20:00
Rantie: Happy to be back
Bournemouth : 31/07/2014 13:20:00
Cherries beat Sholing
Bournemouth : 31/07/2014 13:19:00
RUFC - Derby Clash Sold Out
Rotherham : 31/07/2014 13:13:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

With Gerrard announcing his international retirement who should take over the skippers armband
Suggested By:  
Wayne Rooney 25%
Gary Cahill 25%
Joe Hart 25%
Other 25%