Leeds boss Evans responds as Redfearn criticises substandard Rotherham decisions

Neil Redfearn

Neil Redfearn has criticised the summer activity at Rotherham under former boss Steve Evans, now at rivals Leeds United.

Struggling in the relegation zone, Rotherham United suffered defeat to Huddersfield Town last night, and manager Neil Redfearn was far from pleased.

Redfearn let rip at his players and his predecessor in his post game interview with BBC Radio Sheffield.

Rotherham lost 2-0 and are currently four points from safety.

Redfearn described the performance as 'poor' and 'shocking', particularly angry with the first half display.

Not for the first time, Redfearn criticised the summer transfer business conducted by the club, overseen by former manager Steve Evans.

Evans is now at Leeds, and will face Redfearn's Rotherham in the FA Cup third round at Elland Road, hoping to avenge defeat to the Millers in November. 

Redfearn said: "There's no strength, it's a weak squad. The league table says its a weak squad. We are relying on young guys that are trying to find their way in the game

"January is massive. This squad of players isn't good enough for this level, it's as simple as that.

"We're bottom of the league, just scraped by last year, probably didn't recruit well in the summer, we let good players go. We bought players in that were substandard in the summer, and we're left with this."

Evans is unlikely to be impressed with the comments. Last month he told BBC Radio Sheffield that while he regards Redfearn as a friend, he thought very thinks little of his previous comments suggesting the Rotherham squad is low on quality.

The Leeds boss said last month: "Well I didn't read it [his comments about the squad] in the first two weeks when he went in. I read it when a couple of results have gone against them.

"I looked at Neil's press conference when he talked about the quality within the group, that's for him to decide. If it's not there any more, that's for him to work out why, because he's a clever guy."

Evans was quizzed about Redfearn's comments in his morning press conference, and hit back.

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