Revell is sweet but Evans is not happy
ROTHERHAM boss Steve Evans is demanding better from his side in the play-offs after they had to come back from 2-0 down to snatch a point against ten-man MK Dons.
Late goals from Michael O’Connor and Alex Revell rescued a point for the Millers to prevent a third loss in five games.
And Evans said:“It wasn’t very good for long spells. It was a disjointed performance and we never really got going from the first whistle.
“There was sloppy play all over the pitch and I can’t identify two or three individuals because it was all of them to be fair.
“We made some changes and in the second half we had a bit of a go and we got back into it to get a point.
“The performance wasn’t good enough but I can’t fault my team for effort and spirit and willingness to go to the end.”
The visitors took an easy lead after nine minutes with Matthew Kennedy sidefooting into the bottom corner from Ryan Hall’s low cross.
There was a lengthy stoppage before the break after Dons rightback George Baldock received ten minutes’ worth of treatment for a head injury suffered in a collision with teammate Stephen Gleeson.
Karl Robinson’s side then lost left-back Brendan Galloway to a second yellow card just three minutes into the second half for a foul on Kieran Agard. That allowed the Millers to take control,but they failed with two great chances in quick succession. Substitute Nicky Adams fired a loose ball straight at David Martin from close range before Lee Frecklington shot over the bar from 18 yards.
The Dons doubled their lead on the counter attack as Dele Alli skipped past two defenders and played in Izale McLeod, who wrongfooted Karl Arnason before shooting past Adam Collin.
O’Connor pulled one back for United on 79 minutes with a tap-in, and it looked like that would be a mere consolation until Revell headed the equaliser in the 94th minute from Arnason’s long throw. And MK Dons boss Robinson said:“I think George’s injury shook us all up. He lost consciousness on the pitch, I believe, and got stretchered off in a neck brace.
“I’d like to say thank you to the medical team at Rotherham and their fans for the way they conducted themselves. I always talk about clubs and how they conduct themselves and the way they did was tremendous.
“He’s going to be OK but he’s just a little bit shaken up. It was difficult for us all at that moment.”
STAR MAN MICHA