Rotherham United: Boss Steve Evans praises Millers new boys

New boy Tom Lawrence
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Rotherham United boss Steve Evans has hailed the instanct impact of his four new loan signings.

Evans brought in a quartet of players in the last week of the loan transfer window as he seeks to change the Millers’ style of play.

And Tom Lawrence, Reece James, Scott Wootton and Emmanuel Ledesma showed up well in the 1-1 draw with Blackpool.

“I thought all the new boys were terrific,” Evans said.

“For a Rotherham United team to go from a style where we get off Alex (striker Revell) and say it ain’t going to work, we have to get it down and pass it and move it and pop up in pockets ... I thought it was terrific.”

The Millers dominated against the Seasiders for 25 minutes, although they had to wait until the second half for substitute striker Jordan Bowery to fire them ahead.

But they were denied the win they deserved when goalkeeper Adam Collin missed his kick as he attempted to clear a punt forward after skipper Craig Morgan had slipped.

Evans added: “If we had turned round 3-0 up at half-time I don’t think any of the Blackpool bench would have complained. But we didn’t. And you have to see games out.

“It’s about game management. It’s the finest lines. But it’s just nonsense, the goal. It’s just absolutely embarrassing for the two individuals concerned.”

The draw edged Rotherham out of the Championship drop zone.

Meanwhile, keeper Scott Loach is back with Rotherham after playing just three games for League Two Bury in a loan spell that was intended to run until January.

“Scott has gone back for good. It has not worked out, sometimes it doesn’t,” said Bury boss David Flitcroft.

Loach conceded five goals and ended up on the losing side in each of his three appearances for the Shakers.