Steve Evans is a pussycat, says Graham Westley

Steve Evans bows to the Rotherham supporters

Stevenage boss Graham Westley says his Rotherham counterpart Steve Evans does not live up to his fiery billing.

Scot Evans has a reputation for being vociferous on the touchline.

"Steve's an alright guy. People read him as a fiery character. A lot of it's just huff and puff," Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio.

"He's a guy who's willing to smile away from his football and he's got a job to do in the dugout, and he plays with that fire but he's a pussycat really."

Westley's side, one point above the relegation zone, host the play-off chasing Millers on Saturday.

Evans, 51, has twice won promotion from the Conference Premier with Boston and Crawley.

His time with Boston was tarnished after he was given a 12-month suspended jail sentence in 2006 for tax evasion.

"He's a good manager," said Westley. "He did the job in the Conference [with Boston].

"Obviously he had his problems when he won promotion from the Conference and everybody has talked a lot about that.

"But he knows how to get teams winning. He's gone on to do well at Rotherham."

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