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Evans praise despite defeat

9 March 2013

Millers boss encouraged by display...

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans remained positive after the 2-1 home defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge, claiming that his side were the better side, limiting the opposition to very little.

Evans’ side enjoyed the lion’s share of possession, but failed to break down Wayne Burnett’s men who were given a boost when the Millers were reduced to 10 men. 

“I think we’ve played well, which is a big statement when you’ve just lost at home to Dagenham,” said Evans. “We’ve limited them to two efforts, a penalty and a set-piece that they will say they’ve worked well but Alex Revell went to sleep, which he knows. Apart from that the boys have given everything they’ve got and they (Dagenham) have come in ski-masks, sunglasses and balaclavas and taken the points.”

The first goal came from the penalty spot when Kari Arnason tripped Medy Elito. The Daggers striker dusted himself off to despatch the penalty. Daniel Nardiello then glanced home Claude Davis’ header to level before a set-piece won the game for the visitors.

“We identified things but Alex Revell didn’t do his job. He’s given us everything today, but he’s cost us. Our performance was magnificent barring putting the ball in the net and we’ve had plenty of chances. Our possession must have been 80 or 90& in the first-half and then with 10 men we looked dominant like the team who were going to win it,” Evans added.

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