Rotherham United: Millers boss Steve Evans a willing listener

Steve Evans
Steve Evans

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans believes it’s good to talk ...

The Millers boss is known as a man who does things his own way, but he revealed he’s always willing to listen to others.

“What you have got is interaction,” he said. “You’ve got players who would say ‘Gaffer, I’m not so sure that’s right’. That’s what I encourage.

“We don’t manage here on an autocratic basis, we manage on a democratic basis.

“When I pick my team I do it in consultation with my staff. That will continue.

“Do I speak to experienced players? Every single day. But it’s not always the same experienced players.

“Do I speak to the players who are new to the group and the level? Absolutely. That’s my job.”

And Evans says he finds picking his teams easy because he does it with integrity.

The Millers return to Championship action next Friday against Leeds at New York Stadium and the match is already a home sell-out.

Meanwhile, Rotherham loan youngster John Swift was an unused sub for England Under-20s as they kicked off a four-nationa tournament in Holland with a 1-0 over Germany. Next up today for England is the host nation, with a match against Turkey to follow.

Kari Arnason was in the Iceland team that won 3-1 away to Latvia in a 2016 Euro qualifier last night.