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Evans pleased with hard workout

9 July 2013

Steve Evans talks to

Manager Steve Evans was pleased with his hard working Millers after they kicked off their pre-season tour of Scotland with a 0-0 draw with Greenock Morton.

Evans gave the majority of his squad a run-out against the Scottish First Division outfit, and was particularly pleased with the work rate of his troops in the sweltering Scottish heat.

“I thought that we worked hard but we lacked quality with our touch in the first half. We made the 10 changes at half-time and I thought that the second half team worked hard too,” Evans exclusively told

“We deserved credit, we missed a good chance. Nicky Walker did well; he robbed the ball and set up an opportunity and at the other end Scott Shearer made a couple of good saves, whilst Adam Collin didn’t have anything really to do.”

This was the Millers’ second game of pre-season after last weekend’s friendly with Parkgate, and after some intense work on the training ground, Evans was pleased with the squads overall fitness.

“In terms of fitness and game time it was good, and we received no injuries, but it has left us with some things to work on,” he added.

“I thought our desire and fitness levels were impressive, which was the aim for coming over the border.”

Finally, Evans revealed that defender Claude Davis will play a part in tomorrow night’s friendly against Livingston, after he returned following a family bereavement.

“We will introduce Claude tomorrow night after he returned from the Caribbean,” he continued.

“He has nothing but our sympathy and best wishes after his family bereavement. He was particularly close to his granddad, almost like a father figure but he has worked really hard doing double sessions and we look forward to giving him 45 minutes tomorrow night.”

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