Paul Warne has the backing of Steve Evans after Stevenage beat Derby County in League One.

Boro won 3-1 at the Lamex with goals from Jordan Roberts, Alex MacDonald and Kane Hemmings.

The last of them, six minutes from the end of normal time, saw the Derby fans turn on their manager, calling out the standard of the football in unsavoury fashion.

County have won just three of the last nine and sit ninth in the standings, five points behind Stevenage in the last of the play-off places.

That isn't good enough for the supporters of the pre-season title favourites.

However, the Boro boss, who had Warne as a first-team coach during his time at Rotherham United, believes the criticism will have hurt his counterpart. 

Evans said: "I don't mind 30,000 saying I'm a fat so and so. That’s football. I’ve seen Alex Ferguson and some of the greatest get criticised. 

"But it is hurtful when your own fans turn on you. 

"Paul is a good man, a really good man. He’ll hurt with the performance but no one wants their fans to say that to you. 

"I’ll have a drink with him now and I'll certainly be speaking to tomorrow to find out he’s alright. 

"I’ve got nothing but huge respect for him but he’ll know that for Stevenage, it is a huge win to beat Derby County."