Rotherham United: Steve Evans bemoans poor defending in defeat to Fulham

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Steve Evans reflected on three goals that he says could have been avouded as Rotherham United fell to a 3-1 defeat at home to Fulham.

The Millers fell behind to ex-New York Stadium favourite Ben Pringle and Ross McCormack made it two from the penalty spot on 16 minutes.

Rotherham's Matt Derbyshire shoots toward goal

Rotherham's Matt Derbyshire shoots toward goal

Matt Derbyshire had a penalty for the hosts saved after 55 minutes before Jonson Clarke-Harris fired a goal back on 72 minutes.

Fulham sub Cauley Woodrow finished the game off four minutes into injury time with a smart finish.

“We made two or three errors for each of the Fulham goals,” said Evans.

“We created two or three good chances in the first half and didn’t take them. We huffed and puffed in the second half.

“It’s evident after the games we’ve played that there’s a lot of work that needs to be done.

“We have to get back on the training ground and work hard and try and add a body or two.

“If I was a fan I wouldn’t be happy losing 3-1 at home to Fulham.”

Rotherham’s Frazer Richardson was carried off on a stretcher with an ankle injury and Evans said he will be assessed.

“He’s gone over on his ankle after the challenge. There was nothing sinister in the challenge,” added Evans.

“I thought it was a poor performance from us. We now have to take the criticism from the usual doom and gloom mongers.

“We have to say we were well beaten by a good Fulham side. We need the break that’s coming now to get players back.”

Cottagers boss Kit Symons praised the performance of former Miller Pringle, saying, “I was delighted for Ben. He’s a bit of a crowd favourite here as well that’s why I took him off with a minute or so to go so he could get the recognition I think he deserves from the Rotherham fans.

“He’s one of the unsung heroes. He works his socks off the team but he’s got good qualities.

“It was nice for him to pop up with the goal.”