Evans will deal with Nardiello after red
ROTHERHAM manager Steve Evans admitted Daniel Nardiello will be dealt with after the striker went from hero to zero as the points were shared at the New York Stadium.
Nardiello headed Rotherham level for the second time just seconds after being sent on as a sub.
But his joy turned to misery when he was shown a red card by referee Dean Whitestone as the teams left the field.
“It will be dealt with internally and I'm not going to go public with what I've said to Daniel,” said boss Evans.
“He’s come on and scored a goal for us. The kid's hungry, he’s not played a minute for three weeks, he’s become a new father and what was potentially a very good week for him has become a bad week. He was almost in tears afterwards.
“We have an internal code of discipline and he’ll be dealt with accordingly.”
Jon Taylor headed Shrewsbury in front in the 20th minute, starting a flowing move with a positive run from inside his own half before Luke Summerfield and Paul Parry joined in, the winger on hand to head in the latter’s inviting cross from the right.
Taylor was close to doubling the advantage when his well-struck 25yard rising drive was tipped over by Scott Shearer.
The Millers found chances hard to come by against a well-drilled visiting backline in which teenager Ryan Woods made an assured full Football League debut at right-back.
The hosts equalised 11 minutes into the second half, Alex Revell firing a low drive into the bottom corner from 20 yards, but Shrewsbury were quickly back in front.
Taylor was heavily involved with a weaving run across the box and when Summerfield’s shot was parried by Shearer, Tom Bradshaw was on hand to turn in the rebound.
The Millers again responded brightly with sub Nardiello, last season’s top scorer, nodding in Ben Pringle’s free-kick from the right for a share of the spoils – only for his day to end on a sour note. “There were passages of play when we played very well,” said Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner.“We looked likely to create chances and to score. I was pleased with us when we had the ball.
“We knew there would be a problem with their power, their long balls into our box, and for the majority of the game we dealt reasonably well with players who can be a handful.
“We got caught two or three times which was disappointing but I’ve got to say there’s a lot of room for encouragement.” To comment on this match go to http://boards.footymad.net/