Millers chief defends keeper

SCOTT Shearer's critics are being asked to cut him a bit of slack.

While accepted by most supporters, the big Scottish stopper has still to convince some  that he is the man to keep goal for the Millers.

Manager Steve Evans believes that is because he toppled the popular Andy Warrington from the number one position at the club, meaning he is still not properly accepted.

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"Scott Shearer made a fantastic save for us in the second half against Oldham (last Saturday) but he'll not get credit for that because some people want to have a wee pop at him," said the Millers chief. "I don't know how they can blame him for their two goals. He had absolutely no chance with them.

"I having nothing but respect for Andy Warrington but if the big man keeps playing like that, the big man keeps the shirt."

Added Evans: "It is the same people who had Kieran Agard as a doubt. If you offend one of us, you offend all of us, and I will bleed for the players.

"We have a dressing room that bleeds for me at the minute and they're hard to get. It's the best I've ever had and we had an incredible dressing room at my previous club."