Rotherham United: Millers bravery pays off at Norwich City

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Boss Steve Evans said Rotherham United reaped the reward for being bold against Championship leaders Nowich City.

The Millers led against the Carrow Road outfit for most of the second half and still travelled home with a point despite a 77th-minute equaliser dashing their hopes of a glorious win on the road.

“As an away team, you have to say we’re absolutely tactically spot on when we frustrate the type of player that Norwich City have got because they’ve got fantastic players,” he said.

“I thought it was interesting that everybody from Norwich, and the manager, who is a good manager, all thought we’d come here and pack midfield. We came and went 4-4-2 with two wide players and had a go. That’s what we did.”

More than 26,000 fans packed into Carrow Road, and Evans added: “I pay homage to our supporters every week, and rightfully so, but what an atmosphere here. This is a team that’s going back to the Premier League for me.”

The Rotherham manager paid tribute to Norwich old boy Richard Brindley - a surprise inclusion at right-back, with Frazer Richardson moving into midfield - who was up against dangerman Nathan Redmond.

“He’s not had a minute in the Championship, I think, before today and he’s been excellent,” Evans said.

“By the time we brought him off he was just hanging. Just because he’s not played, he had nothing left.

“The biggest compliment I can pay him is I was thinking ‘where’s Nathan Redmond?’ for most of the game. Redmond’s brightest spell was when Richard wasn’t there.”

Evans rubbished rumours suggesting skipper Craig Morgan was looking to leave. “There was a made-up story in midwek about Craig Morgan wanting to move south. He’s more of a northerner than me!” he said. “Go and start your non-stories and stupid nonsense about others clubs and leave us alone.”