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Rotherham United boss Steve Evans plays down safety despite win

9 March 2015

Steve Evans refuses to believe Rotherham United are safe despite moving nine points clear of the Sky Bet Championship drop zone with a 2-0 victory at Huddersfield Town.

Goals in either half from Kari Arnason and Conor Sammon sealed a first league win in Huddersfield since 1964 but boss Evans said: "Nothing has been achieved.

"We have had some disappointing results this season and we have to continue to work as hard as we have up to now.

"Even if we beat Wigan next week anyone who thinks 43 points will be enough is certainly not Steve Evans."

Arnason, denied by a one-handed save from Alex Smithies in the 40th minute, put Rotherham ahead a minute before half-time.

Former Town right-back Jack Hunt beat Jack Robinson out wide and crossed for Arnason to fire home from close range at the second attempt.

Sammon sealed a priceless three points in the 60th minute after Arnason had forced his way forward allowing Sammon to drill into the bottom corner.

Huddersfield boss Chris Powell saw his side slump to a third defeat in a week and admitted: "It was a bad end to a poor week for us.

"We just did not perform and that wasn't great for us. It's three poor defeats and we were not there from minute one. We couldn't match Rotherham's approach and drive.

"We have 10 games left and we must dig deep and try to pick up as many points as possible. We know we are capable of doing that.”

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