LEEDS United head coach Steve Evans has hit back at Rotherham United manager Neil Redfearn’s criticism of his summer signings whilst in charge of the Millers, stating: “it just sounds like a man under extreme pressure.”
Former Whites head coach Redfearn saw his second-bottom Rotherham side slump to a 2-0 loss at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday, after which Redfearn bemoaned the quality of players Evans brought in whilst in charge in the summer.
Leeds and Rotherham will lock horns in the FA Cup third round at Elland Road on the second Saturday in January with Evans believing Redfearn is under “extreme pressure” in his role at the Millers.
Asked about Redfearn’s comments in the aftermath of the Huddersfield loss, Evans said: “I could have said that here couldn’t I but I have got too much professionalism about myself.
“I have read those comments and it just sounds like a man as if he is under extreme pressure and wonders what happens if he loses the next one.”
Speaking after the 2-0 loss to Huddersfield, Redfearn fumed: “This squad of players isn`t good enough for this level.
“We`re second from the bottom of the league.
“We just scraped by last year and probably didn’t recruit very well in the summer. We let good players like (Kari) Arnason, (Craig) Morgan, (Alex) Revell go who are better players than what we`ve got.
“We brought in players who were sub-standard and now we’re left with this.”