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Evans disappointment at stalemate

4 March 2014

First-half performance lacked spirit...

Rotherham United Manager Steve Evans was disappointed with his side’s first-half performance as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Colchester United at the Weston Homes Community Stadium. 

The Millers stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games with the draw in Essex, but couldn’t build on Saturday’s 6-0 victory over Notts County.

“We didn’t play first-half. I thought we lacked that spirit and fight and were a yard off the pace or so. We should have had a penalty but then after the break I thought we could have won it quite comfortably and except for the odd breakaway they were hardly in our half. In the second half I thought we made three good chances but it’s two points dropped for sure.”

The Millers are without a game this Saturday owing to scheduled opponents Sheffield United’s involvement in the FA Cup, and Evans has threatened changes ahead of the trip to Lancashire next Tuesday.

“I’ve just had strong words with them. We go away as a group and we should be down. We’ve got a Saturday free but then we go up to Oldham on Tuesday and some of them (players) will go out because you have to perform in every match. You can’t stop players looking at league tables and that maybe got to them seeing the top teams coming here and winning. If we’d got the penalty we might have gone one in front, and had we gone in front I think we’d have gone on to win the game.”

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