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Big errors costly - Evans

25 February 2015

Big errors costly - Evans

Steve Evans was left ruing the errors his side made after the Millers fell to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Watford at Vicarage Road.

Odion Ighalo’s  brace either side of a Troy Deeney strike ensured the Hornets retained the play-off place with a win on home soil.

Millers boss Steve Evans attributed the defeat to a number of costly mistakes, which marred a promising start from his side at Vicarage Road:

“If you make big errors you get punished in the Championship,” he said. 

“If we make individual errors like we’ve done at Wolves and like we’ve done tonight we’ll get punished, it’s as simple as that.

“We put it down to individual errors and I think the players concerned accept that it’s individual errors.”

The visitors started brightly against the Hornets and forged a number of opportunities on Heurelho Gomes’ goal in the early exchanges but failed to capitalise and were punished when Ighalo opened the scoring:

“I don’t think anyone in the stadium didn’t think we were on top at that time. We’ve made a couple of chances and immediately after Kari’s mistake Matt Derbyshire should equalise but Gomes makes a good save at the near post. 

“We’re in the game very much at that stage and we said to the players, let’s be in the game at 70/75 minutes and Watford will get a bit edgy because they’re fighting for a huge prize like we are.

“We had a little ropey spell for five minutes after the goal where people got a bit nervous and were slashing at balls and putting them out the park but that happens and it happens to bigger clubs than us.”

The Millers didn’t struggle to create chances but failed to apply the final touches on a number of occasions which resulted in a similar outcome to last weekened:

“They’ve capitalised on three errors and we’ve made five chances here tonight and not taken any of them. We made nine at Wolves and the plus side is that we’re making chances."

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