Rotherham United: Millers move on

Steve Evans with No 2 Paul Raynor
Steve Evans with No 2 Paul Raynor

Rotherham United are refusing to dwell on their Championship opening-day disappointment.

The Millers have a cup match against Cambridge United on Tuesday and then face Nottigham Forest in the league, and manager Steve Evans is detetrmined to look forward rather than back.

Grant Ward was taken off

Grant Ward was taken off

“You need to come out, analyse the goals, be level-headed about your approach and then move on,” he said.

“This a league where if you get hell-bent on thinking about last week you’ll never win a football match.”

Evans admitted 4-1 victors MK Dons deserved to win, blaming errors from his players and good luck for the visitors

“You can’t account for is individual sloppiness and individual mistakes,” he said. “And you can’t account for their fortunate deflections. They’re things that sometimes go against you in a football match.”

Evans took off pre-seaspn stars Aidy White and Grant Ward at half-time, saying afterwards: “We didn’t think either player was affecting the game.”

White was guilty of the miss of the match as Rotherham dominated in the first half with the score at 1-1.

“The one that Aidy White misses … I can’t see why and I’ve just watched it back 10 times,” Evans said. “At 1-1 it probably looked like there was only one team that was going to score a couple of goals.”

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