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Evans - We deserved to win

25 August 2012

Steve Evans gives his post match thoughts on today's 1-1 draw with Chesterfield.

Steve Evans felt his side deserved more form today’s 1-1 draw with local rivals Chesterfield.

The Millers went behind early on to a Jordan Bowery strike but after dominating large periods of the game Rotherham deservedly equalised in the second half through Kayode Odejayi.

“I think we dominated for long spells today, we played some wonderful stuff and I think we put in a really good shift,” Evans told Millers Player after the game.

“If we keep dominating for spells like we did today and keep creating the chances then we will win. We have had enough possession, enough good play and enough openings around their box to win the game. Ainsworth was terrific until he ran out of legs, the same for Gareth Evans.”

It was a disastrous start for the Millers after a slip from Scott Shearer presented the hosts with the opening goal, but Evans praised his ‘keepers response to the error.

“Within a couple of minutes we have a corner, there is a hopeful ball into our half and Scott Shearer slips and they score. That is a one in a million moment and I felt for the big fella but he showed great character, his handling was good and he made a good block in the first half,” he added.

Evans made two changes to his side with Lionel Ainsworth and Gareth Evans both starting and he was full of praise for his wide men.

“We thought we could get at them in wide areas and I thought we did,” he said.

“There was plenty of width to our play, with plenty of pace and power, and I wanted Ben Pringle to get that free role, and I think it worked. Overall, I am pleased with the shift we put in today."

There is a full interview with Steve Evans on Millers Player now. Click here to listen.

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