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Late show pleases Evans

2 March 2013

Millers boss pleased with equaliser...

A late Johnny Mullins strike ensured the Millers unbeaten run was extended to five games, but boss Steve Evans feels it could have been more after what he described was an ‘outstanding’ first 60 minutes.

The Millers had fallen behind in the second half to a wonderful Kevan Hurst strike, but their persistence was rewarded at the death when Mullins bundled David Noble’s cross over the line at the second attempt, much to Evans’ delight.

“For an hour today I thought we were simply outstanding,” said Evans after the game.

“We were the dominant side in the first-half, which is hard to be here. We spoke at half-time about just lacking that  little bit of quality in the final third because we opened them up time after time, but we could have then executed those situations better. We just started to get back on top in the second half and then comes the wonder strike from a young man I gave his Football League debut to many years ago. It takes character, commitment and passion to get back into it, we never stopped, we made some positive changes and people will have seen what we were trying to do. I think the changes got us back into the game which was good.”

Daniel Nardiello was a doubt before the game but he was passed fit to play, with Evans selecting him in a wide left position.

“I thought Nardiello was excellent today,” added Evans.

“He put a proper shift in, and I keep saying it if you play Nardiello in goal he will still get chances because that is the type of player he is. He had three or four half chances today, but no big chance which you expect him to put away.

“The players are in there and disappointed but they have put a proper shift in, the fans have put a proper shift in as well, and it is another game ticked off in our quest for promotion.”

There is a full interview with Steve Evans on Millers Player now.

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