Millers: Ton-up Evans’ pride at milestone

Steve Evans
Steve Evans

Steve Evans has spoken of his pride after taking charge of 100 Rotherham United games - and wants to cap the achievement with promotion to the Championship.

Evans boasts a win ratio of over 50% since taking over at the New York Stadium, and his Millers CV includes automatic promotion from League Two last season.

They cemented their place in the League One play-off zone on Saturday with a hard-fought victory at Peterborough, before facing title-chasing Brentford on Tuesday evening.

Saturday’s win, sealed by Kieran Agard’s penalty, was the 100th time Evans took charge of United and the former Crawley boss said: “It is an honour to manage and serve such a fantastic football club.

“To achieve a win ratio in excess of 50% is just fabulous and a lot of people deserve special recognition, including my chairman and vice-chairman Tony and Richard Stewart, chief operating officer Paul Douglas and, of course, my staff and players who do me proud.

“The Millers support are honest people, hard working and give their football club and myself personally the most incredible support, and no words I could say would tell them how much it means to me.”

Evans added: “My 100th match in charge of Rotherham United was against the team in my adopted hometown, a football club I have a lot of respect for but it was a match we had to give everything to be successful in and my players delivered that.

“Our performance against a very good Peterborough United team was strong, full of quality and certainly deserved.

“Our opponents are a quality team with some exceptional players for the level, whilst we are a team who is still evolving - with a long way to go until I am satisfied with what we have.

“We have a dressing room full of players who want to work hard, and accept they get very few days off as they understand they need to improve.

“There is a unity in working hard, staff and players. Our dressing room is as one, the team spirit is exceptional but at the same time the accepted standards in everything we do must remain very high.”

Mark Bradley will next week undergo a knee operation.