EVANS HAILS

ROTHER­HAM......2

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

MICHAEL WHITE­HEAD – ROTHER­HAM

STEVE EVANS promised us a roller­coaster ride this sea­son and he wasn’t wrong. To fin­ish it win­ning five games in a row is ter­rific with all the com­ings and go­ings we’ve had.

Evans might not be ev­ery­one’s cup of tea and so many will have been will­ing us to fail this year – but you'll for­give us Millers if we don’t care af­ter hav­ing to put up with six years in the base­ment (the long­est in our his­tory) and spend­ing four of those home­less in an ath­let­ics sta­dium!

The match was a bit of a damp squib in truth, there was a lot of ten­sion out there but the lads did a pro­fes­sional job, de­spite hav­ing to clear our lines twice at 1-0! It was great to see Lee Freck­ling­ton cap a great sea­son with his strike which also helped to calm the nerves!

I can only see the club go­ing from strength to strength now. League One football, amaz­ing new sta­dium, a nu­cleus of a side with Cham­pi­onship and League One ex­pe­ri­ence.

PETE STAN­FORD – ALDER­SHOT

AT FIRST I was just flat but when I was talk­ing to a cou­ple of mates I must ad­mit I did well up – it means that much.

It wasn’t the shock that was the prob­lem it was the man­ner in which we have gone down – I’ve seen this com­ing for months and months now. Af­ter the first two games of the sea­son I thought we could re­ally chal­lenge at the other end but we never hit those heights again and Dean Holdsworth should re­ally have been sacked be­fore he was.

Andy Scott never re­ally stood a chance with no money to make ma­jor changes and he deserves the chance to get things right at the start of next sea­son.

Not that I’m con­fi­dent we will be straight back – there are big­ger and bet­ter clubs who have been try­ing for years to get out of the Con­fer­ence.

But we must re­mem­ber we have a club – it’s not like in 1992 when we were start­ing from scratch again.

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