Evans wants to payback fans

11/8/12     Steve Evans Manager of Rotherham United.
11/8/12 Steve Evans Manager of Rotherham United.
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ROTHERHAM United manager Steve Evans believes that some of the football the team played on Tuesday, combined with the result, was a “payback” for the fans for the Southend debacle in the previous home game.

“I hope our fans don’t have to endure again what they endured against Southend,” said Evans.

“On Tuesday, I thought there was some outstanding football at times against Morecambe and, getting the win as well, perhaps it was a bit of a payback for the fans for that game.

“ We were losing at half-time on Tuesday but I said to the players to show the fans you care; show some spirit; show you want to give them something back.

“I thought players and fans came together and the roof nearly came off the North End when that second goal went in.

“We got the win at Aldershot and then backed it up against Morecambe and now it’s up to us to keep it going against Plymouth.”

The wins this week represented the first back-to-back wins under Evans since he took over in April.

He added: “We have been lacking consistency not performances apart from one performance and half-an-hour in another. At times we have been quite brilliant. But we can be much better.”

“I think it is starting to come. I thought that at Aldershot where there was passion and effort.

“The mileage the players covered in those two games will be more than in any other two so far this season.”

For today’s home game with Plymouth Argyle, Evans has to decide whether to recall Laurie Wilson at left back or pitch in new loan signing Josh Morris from Blackburn Rovers.

When Bob Harris, who played five times and impressed, was recalled by Blackpool at the end of his month’s loan, it seemed to open the way for Wilson, the only other recognised left back.

However, Evans moved to bring in Morris, aged 21, who has played six times for Blackburn and had a five match loan spell late last season at Yeovil in League One.