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Evans slams Millers display

Rotherham Manager Steve Evans slammed his players after their 1-0 defeat to Birmingham in the Championship.

Rotherham Manager Steve Evans Credit: Press Association

Evans believed the performance was not good enough for the Championship and had no praise for any of his players.

"It looked like two poor teams out there," said Evans.

"I think it was the poorest performance from us that I can remember for a while. If that's our performance levels it's not going to be good enough for this league that's for sure.

"We look at ourselves and it was disjointed. The central defensive pairing have been a rock to what we have achieved in the last couple of years but today it looked today that neither of them had ever played football.

"We will go back on the training ground tomorrow and work hard and if people think we are going to give up what we fought for last year then there is no chance of this."

Evans said that some players would be "disgusted" with their showing.

He added: "We have got very honest staff and there are some individuals there who would be disgusted by their performance because they are normally very good for us.

"We will analyse some of it, train and get ready for next week. That's all we can do."

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Evans hails Clarke-Harris

Rotherham Manager Steve Evans believes Jonson Clarke-Harris could emerge as a major talent at the club Credit: Press Association

Rotherham match-winner Jonson Clarke-Harris could emerge as a major talent at the club, according to his manager Steve Evans after his side beat Leeds 2-1 in the Yorkshire derby.

Clarke-Harris, 20, a club record £400,000 transfer deadline day signing from Oldham, smashed a swerving 25-yard shot beyond Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestri in the 65th minute, just two minutes after replacing Matt Derbyshire to clinch Rotherham a second win in eight league matches.

Millers striker Alex Revell had cancelled out Mirco Antenucci's deserved opener for Leeds, but it was left to super-sub Clarke-Harris to steal the plaudits.

"People should remember his name, we think he is a special talent,'' said Evans.

"We beat some big clubs in the Championship to get his services. He has got all the attributes in terms of physicality.

"He needs to be instilled with confidence every day and I will be the manager that gives him that.

"He really has every attribute. He is very talented, he is strong, but at times he has a schoolboy approach with his runs.

"We really think he could be a real find and talent, but we need to work with him.''

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Millers sign Tractor Boy's Taylor

Rotherham United have completed the signing of Paul Taylor from Ipswich Town on a standard loan deal, subject to Football League ratification

Millers boss Steve Evans says he was pleased to have fought off competition for the 26-year-old forward's signature.

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