Rotherham v Preston NE: Dutchman gets vote of confidence from Evans

Rotherham goalkeeper Kelle Roos
Rotherham goalkeeper Kelle Roos
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STEVE EVANS is standing by goalkeeper Kelle Roos and says Adam Collin needs to do more to challenge him for a place in the Rotherham United starting line-up.

Loan goalkeeper Roos failed to deal with a cross which led to weekend opponents Nottingham Forest’s second goal which gave them a fortuitous 2-1 victory at the City Ground.

The error came seven days on from a hesitant Championship debut for the Millers in a 4-1 home loss to MK Dons.

But Evans says the Dutchman will keep his place in goal against Preston North End on Tuesday night, with Collin needing to do more to impress him.

He said: “People were quick to pick on Kelle Roos for the goal on Saturday. But just look at the goal again.

“There were four mistakes for that goal. Kelle was outstanding on Saturday, but made one error and it led to a goal.

“But he was part of one or four, so he’ll play against Preston.

“Adam’s performances in training games and closed-doors reserves games have not been good enough.

“We need Adam’s performances to step back up to the performances he is capable of. There’s no question about his ability.”