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Millers late show pleases Evans

3 August 2013

Evans happy with Millers 'dominance'...

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans believes the last gasp point gained at Gresty Road was the very least the Millers deserved after an enthralling 3-3 season curtain raiser against Crewe Alexandra. The Millers were 2-0 down before 10 minutes had been completed after goals by Max Clayton and Anthony Grant. Lee Frecklington got one back but a penalty conceded just after half-time restored the two-goal gap. However, Ben Pringle got one back with six minutes to play and that man Frecklington completed the scoring with an excellent strike in stoppage time.

“We’ve dominated large parts of the game but our defending at times wasn’t good enough,” Evans said. “I thought once the individual bad defending had settled down then we dominated and we’ve got a lot of good characters who reacted well as they did last season. If we’re behind we are going to attack and we’ve done that with some quality today.”

The Millers included two debutants in the starting line-up in Richard Brindley and David Worrall, and the Millers boss was pleased with their performance. The latter was eventually withdrawn, allowing a third debutant, Matthew Tubbs to be introduced to the 1,300 plus travelling supporters.

“I think they worked hard, it just wasn’t quite Worrall’s day today, although he made some great runs and was just slightly off a good ball being a great ball at times. However we decided to change it and Kieran has been in great form and we wanted to put minutes into Matt Tubbs. We wanted to only give him about half an hour, he ended up with a lot longer but he’ll benefit from that,” he added.

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