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Evans rues slow start

12 March 2013

Opening period cost Millers victory...

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans felt his side could have won the game, after picking up a 2-2 draw with Wycombe Wanderers this evening. 
Evans’ men came from behind thanks to a Daniel Nardiello brace and looked set for the win, only for substitute Gary Doherty’s late header to steal away two points from the Millers.

“We’ve got a couple of late goals, and I think we should have had a very late winner,” Evans said. “I don’t know how he (Odejayi) has not put it in the net. I thought the first 20 minutes, we were poor, we hardly got off the coach I don’t think, but after that we controlled the remainder of the first-half and we were delighted there was only one goal in It because the first 20 minutes, we were all at sea. But, we take the late goal on the chin, and go forward as being better.”

Nardiello’s goals took his tally to 16 in League Two this season, and it came after some stern words from his manager at half-time. However, the Millers boss was pleased with the reaction from the striker, and his colleagues. 

“The reaction they gave us was tremendous, and we should look at a great individual in Nardiello who got on the end of two terrific deliveries. With Nards you tell him straight, which I did and we got a reaction because I thought his movement second-half was outstanding. We had to take him off because he was running on empty with nothing left to give. He wasn’t the only one we had some hard words for, the first part was unacceptable as people have paid hard-earned money to come down here,” he added. 

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