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Steve Evans salutes six-goal Rotherham United

1 March 2014

Manager Steve Evans hailed a " truly wonderful performance" from Rotherham United as they hammered Notts County 6-0 but he was still not happy with the performance of his side in the first 10 minutes.

The Millers hit rock-bottom County with four goals in a 17-minute blast in the first half - James Tavernier, Haris Vuckic, Alex Revell and a Kieran Agard penalty doing the damage.

Vuckic grabbed his second of the afternoon on the hour mark before the home side added a sixth through Tom Hitchcock.

Evans said: "We just seemed a bit tired after the game at Preston (in midweek).

"I think from the second goal it could have been any score. We showed our class, our effort and our fighting spirit and willingness to work for each other.

"It's very easy to come in and be disrespectful of the opposition when you've won by such a good margin, but Notts County have got good attacking players and they have shown that on many occasions this season, but we said the first goal was all-important.

"We got that and we stepped on from there on in and it was as good an afternoon as we could have had.

"We could have had double figures. There was super play and super chances and the 'keeper made two or three fantastic saves.

"I think we've shown here we have got a squad of players to get us in this play-off group. We are fighting desperately hard to be in the play-offs."

Opposite number Shaun Derry was left fuming by Tavernier's opener from a free-kick.

"For the first 10 minutes we were the better side," he said. "We had a new system and one decision has changed the whole complex of the game, then we press the self-destruct button five times.

"This is the lowest point of my whole career, I am absolutely at rock bottom in terms of how I am feeling right now and so are the players.

"The have got to go home and do some soul searching. We a can do it right every single day on the training pitch but it only matters on a Saturday afternoon.

"It doesn't matter what you do in the week when you produce performances like that."


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