Rotherham United: Jason Taylor’s verdict on Millers boss

Former Rotherham United midfielder Jason Taylor
Former Rotherham United midfielder Jason Taylor
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FORMER Rotherham United player Jason Taylor has admitted under pressure Millers boss Steve Evans is “not everyone’s cup of tea”.

The midfielder, who joined League Two rivals Cheltenham Town on a free transfer on Monday after his contract with Rotherham was cancelled by mutual consent, says Tony Stewart, the Millers chairman, “expects” Evans to deliver promotion.

When asked about Evans’ style, Taylor, with a two-and-a-half-year deal at Whaddon Road, said: “He is different. He is not everyone’s cup of tea but he is what he is.”

Evans said he allowed the 26-year-old to leave because he could not guarantee him regular first-team football.

The Scot stressed: “We have a number of outstanding central midfield players but the permanent capture of Lee Frecklington, and the return from injury by David Noble allows me to let Jason to move on to pastures new.”

It was in 2009 Rotherham signed Taylor from Stockport. He made 136 appearances, claiming 10 goals.

“I just got told that I was not wanted anymore (by Rotherham),” said Taylor. “As soon as I got told that, it was in my best interests to leave as soon as possible.”

Taylor said there were a few clubs” interested in his signature but he decided to move to Gloucester after meeting with Robins boss Mark Yates last week.

“It was a no-brainer,” insisted Taylor.

Yates said he was “fairly surprised” to capture Taylor and added: “He is a leader, a winner and he will add something extra to our already talented midfield.”