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Evans disappointment at cup exit

4 September 2012

Steve Evans was disappointed with his Rotherham United side as they slumped to a narrow JP Trophy first round defeat to York City.

A late strike from Matty Blair ensured the Minstermen advanced to round two and boss Evans wasn’t happy with his sides’ display. 

“It wasn’t good enough was it, but you’ve got to look at the context of the play. We’ve made five changes to save legs but we’ve dominated the second half,” he told Millers Player after the game.

The Millers lost full-back Mark Bradley in the first-half through injury and Evans admitted that he will be assessed before Saturday’s game with Port Vale.

“We’re not sure if Mark Bradley has strained the fibres of a hamstring or whether it’s just cramp and Arnason is away for Saturday so we’ve got some defensive worries but we’ve had to cope with key players missing since the start of the season and hopefully it will balance itself out.

“Craig (Morgan) needs some game time, we’ve worked him really hard over the last couple of days and he’s playing in the reserves against Gateshead tomorrow along with Dale Tonge and Nicky Hunt so that’s good news.

“I would be surprised if one of them wasn’t available for Saturday and Nicky Hunt has been flying in training over the last two or three days.”

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