Rotherham boss Steve Evans claimed he chose not to celebrate goals for the first time in his career in his side's 2-1 win at former club Crawley despite feeling enormous pleasure at securing a first league win of the season.

Crawley went ahead at the Broadfield Stadium through an early strike from Mat Sadler, but goals from Kieran Agard and a first goal for the club by substitute David Worrall secured the Millers maximum points.

Evans was quick to admit that getting a win on his return to Crawley was always going to be special for him, having led the West Sussex club into the Sky Bet Football League and then played a big part in securing another promotion to League One.

The Glaswegian said: "I fancied us to win. I've met some great people and I said that win, lose or draw I would be a proud man.

"I had a great reception and it was the first time in my career that I haven't celebrated goals - even though I was dancing inside.

"I didn't out of my respect for Crawley Town. They are a fantastic club and I went to Rotherham as they have the potential to go higher."

After securing two draws, Evans was delighted to record a first win in what he described as a "solid workmanlike performance".

He added: "The sooner the first win comes the better. All over the pitch we have heart and desire and I told the chairman this week that I have a good feeling about this group."

Crawley boss Richie Barker expects to see Rotherham challenging for the top six, but refused to comment when asked whether he thought their style of play would get them out of the division.

He said: "With what they have at their disposal I would expect them to be around the top six. But in this game there was two contrasting styles.

"We're not going to win the league, but let's try and play the right way. I want people to be entertained."

Former West Brom defender James Hurst was punished for an error in the build up to Worrall's winner, but Barker refused to be over-critical of his young side's defensive failings.

He said: "Individual errors cost you at whatever level. Mistakes can be ironed out. We can't sign players who've had 300 league games - we have to produce our own."

Barker admitted that it "didn't get much harder" for his side with successive away games at Wolves and Peterborough, but added: "For Crawley to be competing at Wolves shows we've come a hell of a long way.

"Our players will thrive on that. We've had three games and part of it is a learning experience for the players. We need to show people what we can do."