ROTHERHAM UNITED: Millers will aim to keep up the attacking intent

Busy bee: Attacking midfielder Ben Pringle has been a prominent figure for Rotherham United so far.
Busy bee: Attacking midfielder Ben Pringle has been a prominent figure for Rotherham United so far.
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ROTHERHAM United manager Steve Evans says his side will go all out to win games both at home and away and won’t consider shutting up shop.

The Millers have been involved in two cracking away games so far at Northampton and Chesterfield.

In both of them they have been bold in their approach and at Northampton they had the home side under severe pressure for long spells and actually conceded the 86th minute winner when caught on the break from their own corner.

At Chesterfield, Evans started with two wingers in Lionel Ainsworth and Gareth Evans whilst midfielder Ben Pringle was given licence to roam and operate in an attacking role playing just off Kayode Odejayi.

“I felt we could get at Chesterfield and we did,” said Evans. “We have some attacking players and we encourage attacking play.

“This is a team that will go home and away and try and win games - and that means right to the 95th minute.

“We showed with the substitutions we aimed to maintain the attacking slant. A lot might have put a defensive midfield player on.

“At Northampton in the last 20 minutes or so, we had 82 per cent possession. It was a case of them clearing and us getting the ball straight back and attacking again.

“I watch a lot of games but not too many where one team has 82 per cent possession in any sort of spell.

“I spoke to people in the game who saw us at Northampton and they said the last half-hour was as good as any they’ve seen from a side in League Two.”

Evans knows they have another stiff test coming up on Saturday when Bradford City are the visitors to the New York Stadium.

City have had a good start and pulled off a surprise win in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday when winning 2-1 at Championship Watford.

They did so with two late goals including a stoppage time winner from former Scunthorpe and Morecambe winger Garry Thompson. Manager Phil Parkinson also rested two or three players,