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Evans praise for second half dominance

26 October 2013

Steve Evans post Leyton Orient.

Manager Steve Evans reserved praise for the Millers second half performance but his side went down 1-0 to League One pace setters Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road.

After a close range Kevin Lisbie strike in the first-half, the Millers responded second half with a dominant display but failed to work ‘keeper Jamie Jones as Orient held on for a narrow victory.
“In the second half let’s be honest we have dominated the game against the league leaders,” said manager Evans after the game.

“They have counter attacked and Adam (Collin) has made some saves but at that time we were playing with five men up front. We have certainly had a go and we had them hanging on. There were two or three chances that came our way today but we didn’t make their ‘keeper work. I am hurting for the players because they gave me absolutely everything, they have got nothing left. We need to get back on the training ground, that is the only way to pick yourselves up and go out and fight again.”

Evans also praised Mark Bradley who switched back to right-back after a spell in midfield against Tranmere in mid-week.

“Bradders was good, I thought he was excellent as well in mid-week,” added Evans.

“He played in a totally different position and did well on Tuesday, but today I thought we had a lot of big performances.

“I think if we could have equalised we would have gone on to win the game, and this is against a great side which has been well put together by Russell Slade.” 

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