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A deserved win, says Evans

11 January 2014

Gaffer pleased with result...

Manager Steve Evans was pleased with the Millers’ first win of 2014, but isn’t getting too carried away with the performance. 

With the scores poised at 2-2, the visitors were handed a golden opportunity to go in front, only for Adam Collin to deny Harry Davis from the spot. 

“We’ve not played at our best in spells today but I think we generally controlled the game for large periods; but we won’t kid ourselves that the final result hinges on when they miss a penalty. We’ve been there ourselves and we know what it’s like but I think over the 90 minutes if we’d have lost it would have been unfair.”

The Millers had led through Kieran Agard only to go behind, before goals from Alex Revell and a Lee Frecklington brace to seal all three points. 

“The quality of the goals, especially the third, was very special. We’ve regained the ball, then put together two passes and then a ball from the best crosser in the league is met by a header from Alex Revell that would grace the Premier League. It’s a good win and I’m really proud of my players.”

The game saw two debuts for the Millers with Miles Addison starting the game alongside Kari Arnason, and striker Tom Hitchcock, signed yesterday on loan from Queens Park Rangers. 

“Big Miles [Addison] has come in and played his first proper game in a long time. He’ll probably not walk in two days now, but I think he’s done a good job, whereas there were one or two players just a notch down today but it changed when Tom came on and I was pleased to see Lee Frecklington step up in Craig Morgan’s absence as captain and showed great character.”

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