Evans pays respect in victory

Rotherham boss Steve Evans didn't celebrate his side's goals in their 2-1 win at Crawley out of respect for his former club.

Last Updated: 17/08/13 at 21:29

Steve Evans: Relieved with first win

Steve Evans: Relieved with first win

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Crawley went ahead at the Broadfield Stadium through an early strike from Mat Sadler, but goals from Kieran Agard and a first goal for the club by substitute David Worrall secured the Millers maximum points.

Evans was quick to admit that getting a win on his return to Crawley was always going to be special for him, having led the West Sussex club into the Sky Bet Football League and then played a big part in securing another promotion to League One.

The Glaswegian said: "I fancied us to win. I've met some great people and I said that win, lose or draw I would be a proud man.

"I had a great reception and it was the first time in my career that I haven't celebrated goals - even though I was dancing inside.

"I didn't out of my respect for Crawley Town. They are a fantastic club and I went to Rotherham as they have the potential to go higher."

After securing two draws, Evans was delighted to record a first win in what he described as a "solid workmanlike performance".

He added: "The sooner the first win comes the better. All over the pitch we have heart and desire and I told the chairman this week that I have a good feeling about this group."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hen a players ability sinks to less than SWP's, but his value accelerates to more than £50m you know you must be in the comments section of an article about a Liverpool player leaving.

goober
Sterling Case For Leaving 'Bigger' Club

I

ll never forget Matt Stanger on Scott Dann on the transfer blog. I've always rated Dann since his time at Brum, and some newspaper had him going to a biggish club after Blackburn's relegation. A ball playing defender, Stanger mused, quoting. Pah. He's a godawful hoofer .

arexrarris
F365's Top Ten Unheralded Players Of The Season

T

o be fair, one of the reasons its so difficult for certain clubs to get close to Real Madrid or Barcelona is once they have a player who is good enough to compete against the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona, they f*ck off, usually to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.

hump3.
Simeone baffled by PL failure

Footer 365

Radamel Falcao could still make Manchester United move permanent

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev claims Manchester United could still sign Radamel Falcao on a permanent deal.

Liverpool and Standard Chartered extend shirt deal until 2019

Liverpool have renewed their sponsorship deal with Standard Chartered Bank which now runs until the end of the 2018-19 season.

Jurgen Klopp not a West Ham target, says Karren Brady

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady says reports that the club have approached Jurgen Klopp to take over as manager are "nonsense".

Mail Box

Bentaleb Should Be On Unheralded List...

Nabil Bentaleb could be as good as Luka Modric, says one Tottenham fan. We also have lots of mails on Chelsea's style as well as Raheem Sterling's price tag...

Brendan Rodgers Deserves Another Season...

"I am not bashing Chelsea, however..." The Mailbox takes aim at Jose Mourinho once again and under-fire Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers "deserves another season".

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company