boss evans pays tribute to rotherham’s supporters

Millers boss Steve Evans
Millers boss Steve Evans

Manager Steve Evans has paid tribute to Rotherham United’s supporters - and revealed the key part they can play in the club’s push for promotion.

Evans, whose side travel to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday following Tuesday evening’s Yorkshire derby against fellow promotion hopefuls Bradford City at Valley Parade, praised the Millers fans who backed his team to a 2-1 victory over Fleetwood at the New York Stadium on Saturday.

“The Millers support has been outstanding all season but against Fleetwood it was just sensational,” Evans said.

“The atmosphere was electric all match and, as the game itself was being played like a cup tie, it really added to the occasion.

“The noise levels were terrific and I want to thank every one of them who helped play a part.

“On occasions this season we have let them down but we all want to win every match for them.

“Those supporters make Rotherham United the great football club it is, and I can tell them how appreciated they are.”

With Plymouth down in 19th place in League Two, the Millers are the bookmaker’s favourites to come back with three points from Home Park.

But with John Sheridan’s men fighting for their league lives, victory is far from guaranteed.

“There is so much that can still happen,” Evans added.

“And the best thing is that n0-one really knows what will happen, or can try and predict it.

“E very match we play for the remainder of the season will be tough.

“There are no easy matches in League Two.

“The integrity of the league is outstanding, and the quality of players playing at this level is the best it ever has been at any time in its history.”

Speaking before the trip to Bradford, Evans, whose side host Aldershot on the final day of the season, said: “We’ve got three games against teams still fighting for something.

“It’s possible we could need nine points, but it’s also possible we could need just five.”