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Evans delight at inaugural win

18 August 2012

Steve Evans gives his post match view after the win over Burton Albion...

Boss Steve Evans was a happy manager at full-time after goals from Daniel Nardiello, Kayode Odejayi and Ben Pringle ensured a 3-0 win in the first ever league game at New York Stadium.

A pulsating opening 15 minutes saw action at both ends, with new signings Nardiello and Odejayi opening their Millers accounts. In the second half Pringle made the game safe with a deflected shot, whilst Brewers midfielder Lee Bell was sent-off for two bookable offences.

“There is no question it was a penalty (for the first goal),” Evans told Millers Player after the game.

“Nards sticks it away, the ‘keeper doesn’t save that one. The second goal is a great goal, with some good football played in the build-up where we carved them open. We asked our players to win the game on effort, passion and commitment and we have the thing on the end of the string called ability. In spells some of the football was outstanding but we are not completely satisfied, we need to retain possession a little better and be more ruthless when we get into the final third.”

The only downside to the game was an injury to Johnny Mullins, who was withdrawn at half-time after a hefty collision just before the interval.

“We seem to have a full-back jinx, don’t we?” added Evans.

“We have to wait 24-48 hours now to see whether Johnny will be okay. Johnny wanted to go out again second-half, but I made the decision to remove him.”

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