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Defeat hard to take - Evans

6 April 2013

Steve Evans post Morecambe

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans admitted the defeat was tough to take after seeing his side go down to Morecambe at the Globe Arena.

The Millers were restricted to 10 men when Johnny Mullins was dismissed midway through the second-half, and former Miller Kevin Ellison netted the winner for the home side in the final miniute.

“It’s hard to take, even with 10 men we were battering them,” said Evans. “We had good have good chances on the break the final ball in the final third wasn’t good enough, but the stats don’t lie and at the end of the day the result isn’t good enough. Arnie’s ball in the four-on-two summed it up at the end when he’s got two players wide open in the middle and he’s tried to feed Pringle. At the end of the day the result’s not good enough. We were trying to win the game and they’ve scored.” 

Kieran Agard returned to the side as part of four changes which also saw Mark Bradley return from injury, and Evans was pleased with his side’s response, but for the two errors that gifted the home side the victory.

“We picked a team on industry, and to a man I thought they were brilliant,” added Evans. 

“We picked a team that we thought would work hard, and we could have won three or four, making this the hardest defeat of the season. We’ve given a silly free-kick away on the edge of the box when the lad’s jumped in, and then Joe (Skarz) makes a mistake leading to the winner. Then when the ball comes in and Kevin Ellison is attacking it you know what he can do.”

There is a full interview on Millers Player now.

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