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Performance delights me - Evans

6 December 2014

Steve Evans post Cardiff City...

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans heavily praised the performance of his Millers side after a goalless draw against Cardiff at the Cardiff City Stadium.

The Millers created several opportunities in both halves leaving the Millers manager wondering how his side didn’t collect all three points against one the Championship’s in-form teams.

“I think Cardiff have won five out of the last six games here but we have out-passed, out-moved, created chances leaving them to resort to balls up to Kenwyne (Jones),” said Evans after the game.

“Everytime we won possession we got the ball down, at times we were running through them with 10-15 passes. The performance delights me but there is a lot more to come from this young group, and it is something to build on after eight or nine hard working days on the training ground in some evolutionary stages at the club, where we are changing how we play and how we do things and that is working.

“We kept hold of the ball, we kept passing and moving it and we had an end product. If we keep playing like that, keep working as hard, keep being brave on the ball then we’ll get the rewards.”

Evans made two changes to his side with Kari Arnason returning for the injured Kirk Broadfoot and Alex Revell replacing Matt Derbyshire who missed the game with a knock.

“Matt Derbyshire got a little knock in training yesterday but he wanted to play but I spoke to the medical team and then made the big decision,” added Evans.

“There was an option to bring Frazer Richardson back in at right-back and move Scott Wootton across, but the two wide players last week for Blackpool got took off last week because of his (Wootton’s) performance. I thought he was outstanding again today.

“The overriding feeling in the dressing room today is we are very disappointed that we are not going away with the three points.”

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