EVANS: IT’S MY FAULT OVER SKIP

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

STEVE Evans be­lieves he made the wrong de­ci­sion to in­stall Greg Hal­ford as cap­tain at the start of the sea­son af­ter an­nounc­ing that Lee Freck­ling­ton will take on the role with im­me­di­ate ef­fect.

Sum­mer sign­ing Hal­ford was ap­pointed Rother­ham skip­per on the eve of the cam­paign, but Freck­ling­ton will now don the arm­band, with Evans con­fi­dent the tough de­ci­sion to change is the right one.

The Millers man­ager said: “Greg has ac­cepted the de­ci­sion like a pro­fes­sional and knows that his ex­pe­ri­ence is still a val­ued as­set to this squad.

“Lee knows the club in­side out; he is our longest­serv­ing player and has pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence of lead­ing the team, which makes him an ideal can­di­date for the po­si­tion of cap­tain.

“With the ben­e­fit of hind­sight, I have to ac­cept I made the wrong de­ci­sion with the cap­taincy at the start of the sea­son, but I firmly be­lieve that the changes we have made will ben­e­fit play­ers in­di­vid­u­ally and the squad as a whole.

“I have never been afraid to make a de­ci­sion or to in­deed recog­nise when I have got some­thing wrong.

“When I do, I take ac­tion. The op­po­site is to be stub­born and do noth­ing about it – that will never be some­thing I am guilty of.”

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