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Players gave me everything - Evans

17 January 2015

Millers performed well, says Manager...

Rotherham United Manager Steve Evans felt his side played well against league leaders Bournemouth, but the second goal was vital in seeing them slip to defeat in their first Sky Bet Championship game of 2015. 

“I think we’ve played well,” Evans said after the game. “We’ve come up against an exceptional side. We knew they were exceptional side and guessed Eddie would go back to the best side they could and we were unfortunate up to just before half-time. You always know then that the game hinges on the next goal. Overall I couldn’t fault their effort and determination and the four new lads all coming in together.”

With half-time approaching, Bournemouth took the league from a searching free-kick into the area and although the Millers pressed in the second period, Callum Wilson took advantage of the Rotherham being unable to clear their lines and poked home from close range.

“We were in the game, and they’ve had a tough day today. They got goals at fortunate times but we can’t argue with the goals themselves. I thought we were fantastic first-half and I thought everyone on debut was very good. Connor (Sammon) worked hard, but tired later on and he’ll be a big player for us. It all takes nothing away from a fantastic side who were exceptional and we genuinely wish them every success in fighting for a place in the Premier League.”
Rotherham United Manager Steve Evans felt his side played well against league leaders Bournemouth, but the second goal was vital in seeing them slip to defeat in their first Sky Bet Championship game of 2015. 

“I think we’ve played well,” Evans said after the game. “We’ve come up against an exceptional side. We knew they were exceptional side and guessed Eddie would go back to the best side they could and we were unfortunate up to just before half-time. You always know then that the game hinges on the next goal. Overall I couldn’t fault their effort and determination and the four new lads all coming in together.”

With half-time approaching, Bournemouth took the league from a searching free-kick into the area and although the Millers pressed in the second period, Callum Wilson took advantage of the Rotherham being unable to clear their lines and poked home from close range.

“We were in the game, and they’ve had a tough day today. They got goals at fortunate times but we can’t argue with the goals themselves. I thought we were fantastic first-half and I thought everyone on debut was very good. Connor (Sammon) worked hard, but tired later on and he’ll be a big player for us. It all takes nothing away from a fantastic side who were exceptional and we genuinely wish them every success in fighting for a place in the Premier League.”


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