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We dominated, says Evans

23 October 2013

Millers boss disappointed with home draw...

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans was left disappointed after seeing his side dominate against Tranmere Rovers, only to see a late penalty deny the Millers all three points.

“I think it is a penalty,” said Evans. “Joe Skarz was at fault again, and he’s got away with quite a few things this season in terms of being at fault. We’ve picked up on it and tried to work with it but he’s switched off from the throw-in, Rob Milsom should be in front of the man and hasn’t done it. Let’s put it into perspective, my goalkeeper’s not made a save and we can’t miss the chances we created.”

The Millers had a plethora of chances throughout the game which went begging, with Daniel Nardiello, Tom Eaves and Matt Tubbs all going close, only to see shots drift wide and a header cleared off the line. However, it was at the other end that disappointed the manager who did have a lot of praise of his depleted squad; Kari Arnason was the latest absentee after pulling out late in the day with illness. 

“It would have been a fantastic win because we’re more depleted than I’ve ever managed a team, missing eight key players, but you can’t defend like that and win matches. Things just didn’t go our way, it was hard to take tonight, it wasn’t against Swindon because we were rubbish but I feel sorry for my team today,” Evans added. 

A full interview will be available on Millers Player.

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