STEVE Evans saw his side earn £30,000 for winning last night’s FA Cup second round replay at Notts County and said it was “a nice little bonus” for chairman Tony Stewart - who was at the game along with his 92-year-old mother.
“I spoke to the chairman and said I’d decided to go with our strongest side and said I didn’t want, for his sake and our fans, to make about five changes and then end up losing,” said the Rotherham United boss.
“The chairman is a wealthy man but he has put so much money into this football club and the best thing we can do is try and repay him and getting through is great and the prize money for doing so is a nice little bonus for him.”
Evans described the display in the unexpected 3-0 win as “absolutely outstanding” but believed the players were capable of a performance like it if they worked as hard as they did.
“This is a magical competition and this club hasn’t had much success in it in recent years and it’s nice if we can do something for the fans and even those players who haven’t had much joy in it,” added Evans.
They are now away to Aldershot Town in the FA Cup third round on January 5.