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Derby win delights Evans

7 September 2013

Millers boss pleased with outcome...

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans praised his side’s second half display but took full responsibility for the team being behind at half time.

Speaking exclusively to Millers Player following the victory over Sheffield United, the Millers boss said he apologised to his team in the dressing room afterwards. 

Craig Morgan had to be replaced at half time after picking up a knock early in the game, but he made way for Daniel Nardiello at half time who scored the second goal which set the Millers on their way to three points.

“Craig Morgan was struggling with his ankle from 10 minutes in and it caused us problems. He couldn’t squeeze up the pitch and neither could the midfield. It’s not very often you can come in, change things at half-time and come away with a win. Some of the football we played was sensational and that’s the way we can play.”

Robert Milsom sealed the points with his first strike in Millers red and after failing to influence the game significantly in the first period, the former Aberdeen man drew praise from his manager for his performance.

“We strangled him a bit first half, and then Morgs twisting his ankle didn’t help but in the second period we allowed him to get further up the pitch and I thought some of his passing and movement was exceptional.”

The Millers boss wasn’t in the buoyant mood he usually portrays after a derby victory, and instead issued an apology for the opening display.

“I’ve just apologised to the group, apologised to my players and would like to apologise to the supporters. I spend a lot, probably too much time analysing things and I got it wrong today. It’s not very often I won’t go and acknowledge our supporters who were incredible once again. I pride myself on getting it tactically right, and I got it wrong first half.”

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