What Rotherham United manager Steve Evans said after a 2:0 to defeat Bristol City

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans reveals he is ‘preparing document’ for chairman after defeat to Bristol City

As the 2023/24 season draws to a close, Rotherham United manager Steve Evans is compiling a letter for Millers chairman Tony Stewart.
Evans’ side lost 2-0 to Bristol City in their penultimate league game, but Rotherham’s relegation has long been confirmed. The club is already making arrangements to return to League One, and Evans is scheduled to present a proposal to Stewart next week.

Following the loss at Ashton Gate, Evans stated: “This is one of the most difficult trials I have faced, but I am convinced that we can recover next season. I am putting together a document for the chairman that will outline my thoughts and goals to get us back into the Championship.

“He expects me to be brutally honest, and that will be the case. I’ll deliver the document next week, and then the hard job begins.”

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Rotherham fell behind at Ashton Gate to a Tommy Conway penalty before Scott Twine increased the Robins’ lead. Evans admitted that his team did not deserve to win, but he felt that Bristol City’s penalty kick was incorrectly granted.
He stated, “We were clearly second best today.” Bristol City were technically superior to us, but I was proud of my players’ dedication to their assignment.

“Tom Eaves had an excellent opportunity to open the scoring. They’ll say their goalkeeper went big for the save, but it was a critical moment because goals swing games.

“I would have liked to see how we did if we had taken the lead. But it wasn’t to be, and then the referee made a mistake with the penalty. I felt Tommy Conway went down late at the time, but now that I saw the incident again, I know he was not fouled.

“There wasn’t much we could have done about the free kick, and I wasn’t sure it was a foul. But the players persevered till the very end.

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