Millers chief Evans wants repeat display

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans.
Rotherham United manager Steve Evans.
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steve evans says, after taking the advice of rival managers, he will only start looking at the Championship table in earnest after 10 games.

The Rotherham chief takes his side to the capital this afternoon, urging them to replicate the performance for two-thirds of their midweek encounter with Watford, when he felt the 2-0 scoreline to the visitors was undeserved.

After claiming their first win in the second tier since March, 2005 in their 1-0 victory over Wolves last weekend, the aim now is to secure a first Championship away success since beating Stoke in Easter of that year.

Evans said: “I think we are a little bit down on where we should be. We certainly deserved a point at Derby, while I don’t think we deserved anything against Wolves and I said that at the time, but we take the points.

“And I think we deserved to beat Watford, so we’re probably a point behind where our performances dictate where we should be.

“But the best managers in this league all tell me not to look at it until we are 10 games in.

“What I do know is that if we play as we did for 60 to 65 minutes against Watford, we will do very well.”

The Millers face a side in form in Millwall, who comfortably beat Leeds two weeks ago on home soil and are unbeaten in 12 matches, with Evans saying it is no coincidence their upturn has arrived under a Premier act in Ian Holloway.

He added: “Ian’s a unique character and a person I think who graced the Premiership, which took to him.

“I think he’s a Premiership manager in the Championship and one thing you get from him is the experience and know-how how to put a winning team together.”

The Millers have completed the signing of Anthony Wordsworth from Ipswich Town on a long-term loan.