Millers: Boss Evans backs his loan duo to prosper

Rotherham United v Crewe Alexandra - SkyBet League 1 - 11th January 2014 - Steve Evans gets his point across as the Millers close in on victory against Crewe

Rotherham United v Crewe Alexandra - SkyBet League 1 - 11th January 2014 - Steve Evans gets his point across as the Millers close in on victory against Crewe

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Manager Steve Evans has backed loan stars Miles Addison and Tom Hitchcock to shine at Rotherham United - and hopes they wont be the only additions to the Millers squad in January.

The pair, on loan at thr New York Stadium from Bournemouth and Queens Park Rangers respectively, made their Millers debuts in the 4-2 win over Crewe on Saturday, and Evans said: “I thought both did really well for us.

“Big Miles never lost one header all afternoon and he never shirked one challenge, and made several superb interceptions as the visitors broke with pace.

“He will only get better; he is certainly a good addition to the squad.

“Young Tom, too, came on and made a really big difference to the match.

“He has recently been on loan at Crewe and immediately it looked that they were very worried about the kid.

“He made some great runs, received the ball and moved it intelligently.

“And as a result, he had a big impact in our third and fourth goals.”

Asked about the likelihood of other players joining the duo, Evans said: “We are working very hard to add some quality players to the squad.

“Hopefully, before the end of the January window, there will be some more Millers.

“I work hand and glove with my chairman [Tony Stewart] on this; he has been nothing short of fantastic.

“We both need to be winning football matches and we all know how difficult that is in League One, it really is a huge step up on last season.

“The chairman and myself want what our fantastic supporters want, and that is quality winning football.

“And we are trying our best to add the quality we need.”

Evans added: “We have a squad of men who I am proud to work with and they love playing for Rotherham United.

“We only want players who want to work hard and embrace every day they come to work.

“It is also massively important that those players live and prepare properly; when they don’t, they have to be moved on.”

The Millers travel to Shrewsbury this weekend fifth in the League One table, although they trail second-placed Leyton Orient by a massive 13 points.