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Millers didn't turn up, Evans

16 March 2013

Millers boss disappointed...

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans said his team didn't turn up for the game with Cheltenham today and has blamed individual errors for his side’s disappointing 3-0 defeat. The Millers were two goals behind at half-time, and a late Steve Elliott strike ensured all three points stayed in Gloucestershire.

“We’ve not turned up have we?” said Evans. “I thought in the first-half we had some good possession but didn’t have any penetration in the final third. All three goals that they have got have come from massive individual errors, and when you make those errors you’re going to concede goals. You can’t make those mistakes, like allowing the cross to come in for the first goal, and after that it’s a great finish from the lad, don’t take that away from him. The second goal, their midfielder runs off one of our lads, and the third goal I think the whole ground can see what happens. We’ve not played well as a team today, but football is all about goals and when you analyse the goals individuals have let us down today but the performance for 90 minutes today just wasn’t acceptable.”

One positive for the Millers today came an hour before kick-off as Craig Morgan was named in the starting 11 for the first time since the Millers beat today’s opponents back in November.

“He’ll probably not be able to walk for two days and we thought long and hard about him right up until this morning but I thought Craig was outstanding today coming back after missing so long. I was pleased with him today and I’ve no issues and now we’ll give him a rest and get back to work,” Evans added.

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