We'll take it on the chin - Evans

Last Updated: Sat, 26 Apr 2014 18:58

Steve Evans says he will take Rotherham's point on the chin, despite watching his side claw back a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 with 10-man MK Dons.

Matthew Kennedy gave the Dons the lead before Brendon Galloway was sent off for his second yellow card.

But they doubled their lead in the 71st minute when Dele Alli's slide rule pass picked out Izale McLeod and he beat the Rotherham goalkeeper with ease.

Rotherham's comeback started in the 79th minute when Michael O'Connor netted from substitute Tom Hitchcock's pass, and was completed in the third minute of added time with Alex Revell's flick header from Kari Arnason's long throw.

Manager Steve Evans, who saw his side slip to fifth, said: "We'll take it on the chin. We've dropped to fifth but there is still a lot of football to play next week."

"It wasn't very good for long spells. It was a disjointed performance, but we made some changes and it was better in the second half. We got back in it and got a point.

"But I cannot fault my team for effort, spirit and keeping going until the end. If we had equalised when we were only one down it would have been different, but we wasted chance after chance. If we had scored then I think we would have won comfortably.

"It took us probably until 65 minutes to realise we might get beaten and we said to them we cannot turn games round in the final 20 minutes.

"I was delighted late on because I felt then we had a proper go but we'll learn and go to Swindon next week who've nothing to play for now."

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