Wednesday star on the Rotherham man who inspired them to victory

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Sheffield Wednesday's Kieran Lee believes that Rotherham United manager Steve Evans motivated them to stage a late fightback at the weekend.

Kieran Lee has told the Sheffield Star that Rotherham United manager Steve Evans inspired Sheffield Wednesday to victory at the weekend.

Evans sprinted onto the pitch when Jordan Bowery scored what looked to be a late winner for Rotherham and it was those actions which motivated Wednesday to stage a dramatic fight back, according to Lee.

The defender was instrumental in Wednesday's comeback, as he scored a 98th minute winner to ensure that the three points returned to Hillsborough, and Evans' over-zealous celebrations made the win even sweeter.

“When you see a manager running on the pitch after a team have scored, it gives you a little bit of motivation to push on,” he said. “It was a shock after Rotherham scored the second goal.

“It was a kick in the teeth but we showed a lot of character to fight back and keep on pushing."

Wednesday's win was one of the most dramatic of the season so far, with their two goals in added time plunging Rotherham into trouble.

The Millers are now only five points above the Championship relegation zone and they will be looking nervously over their shoulder for the rest of the campaign.

Wednesday, meanwhile, have a much less pressurised end to the season in store, as they are firmly lodged in a mid-table place.

Stuart Gray's men are too far away from the play-offs to mount a serious promotion bid, but they are well clear of the drop zone and won't be concerned about falling into a relegation fight.

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