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My players gave everything, Evans

19 October 2013

Gaffer pleased with effort...

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans was left proud of his players who suffered late heartbreak after overturning a two-goal deficit.

Michael O’Connor saw red in first half stoppage time, but goals from Lee Frecklington and an own goal drew the Millers level midway through the second period, only for in-form Patrick Bamford to net his 12th of the season and cement all three points for the home side with a stunning side. 

“It’s soul destroying,” Evans said after the match. “We went 2-0 down but got a goal back from Frecks and then a bit of good fortune for the first time this afternoon. I’m very very proud of the players. We know who has been the best side this afternoon, but it was the same against Peterborough and there aren’t a lot of sides who we haven’t been the best side against this year. This is harder to take than it was last week because when you’ve played that bad last week you expect to leave.”

Over 1,000 visiting supporters got behind the Millers who are back in action on Tuesday evening when Tranmere Rovers come to New York Stadium, but Evans says this evening will spent analysing what went wrong today in preparation for another huge League One fixture.

“We’ll analyse this for a while because we’ve had some fantastic performances today in front of another great travelling support who will be going back up the M1 shaking their heads about some of the things that happened today, but that’s just the way things go.”

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