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RUFC - Evans Looking Forward To Championship

RUFC - Evans Looking Forward To Championship

Rotherham United Manager Steve Evans told Rob Staton that it felt 'incredible' as reality sets in that next season he will be a Championship Manager with Rotherham United.

A few weeks ago the Millers Boss told Radio Sheffield that he was certain that 'one day' he would manage in the Championship - and in less than three months that certainty will come true.

But with the Millers going in at half-time two-goals down things weren't looking so good and Radio Sheffield's Rob Staton asked him what he said to the players during the break.

'Well when we went down the tunnel at half-time Paul Raynor does what he does and put his arm round me and said, 'they are going to need you at your best today and it's going to have to be all about positivity and belief.'

'When I went into the dressing room Paul said his bit and I sat down and spoke to them about the Championship and what it meant. I spoke about the opportunity to play and coach at that level. I spoke about the families up in the stand and their families at home watching on TV. And I spoke about if Leyton Orient go and get an early third goal we could get an embarrassing defeat which could be the worst defeat in the history of the play-offs at Wembley. Or, if we've got that fight and we get a goal they will retreat because they know we are capable of fighting until the end.

'I asked them to show me and find in their souls a desire and a spirit. And they found that.'

Speaking about next season as the Millers prepare for the Championship, the Gaffer said, 'We aren't silly, we know we've got some work to do. The bulk of the group will stay. Some will go but that's evolution in football. We need to improve, we need to get better but there are a lot of these players who can play in the Championship level.

'Our targets aren't going to change but the recruitment will get easier because of where we will be because we possibly have a better chance of getting the players we originally targeted.

'We've done a lot of base work like conversations with agents, conversations with players and it was always going to come back to some of them where we are and where we are going to be. And we know we need to work hard over the next few weeks. We know we aren't going to be financially in the market to complete with Fulham and Norwich and Leeds and the likes but we don't get twenty-eight thousand there every week. We have a sensible approach and our targets all have to have a real work ethic about them but it's not going to be about star names. For me it was monumental when we announced who our first signing was (Conor Newton). He's twenty-two years old, he's had eighteen months in the Scottish Premier League and he'll cover every blade of grass and he can get a goal and pass a ball. And that's the type of players we are going to sign.'

Saying he was looking forward to the challenge in the Championship, the Millers Boss said, 'We are going to come across some great managers and some clever guys technically. Steve Evans against Steve McClaren it's frightening isn't it as is Steve Evans against Stuart Gray. But we won't change as a management team. We will still kick and head every ball. It's going to be tough but we are going to embrace it and try our best and we won't be coming back down, that is never going to happen.'

We believe in you Gaffer!




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Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Monday May 26 2014
Time: 4:23PM

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