Nottingham Forest 2 Rotherham United 1: Evans pleased with Millers display

Danny Collins scores for the Millers in the first half.

Danny Collins scores for the Millers in the first half.

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Steve Evans felt his Rotherham United deserved something after defeat at Nottingham Forest.

Rotherham looked to be in the mood to ensure they did not chalk up a 16th game without a win over Forest after Danny Collins headed home against his former club to give them a 13th-minute lead.

But Forest remained patient and were rewarded as Matt Mills headed home an equaliser in first-half injury time, before Michail Antonio’s third goal in two games secured three points for the home side in the 61st minute.

Millers boss Steve Evans felt his side deserved a share of the spoils following a performance that has him believing his side are capable of a comfortable season in the Championship, without another relegation battle.

“We played with a lot of energy all over the pitch. There were some outstanding performances and we were only let down by the officials,” said Evans, who was upset that his side had not been given a penalty for handball in the second half.

“They had two chances to score and they scored two goals. Perhaps we could have defended the second one a little bit better.

“But if we play like that in the Championship for the rest of the season we will come away with a lot of points, that is for sure.

“We have come to play a fantastic football club, in Forest, with good, good players and we are really pleased with our performance. We will get better as well, as the season goes on.

“As I said, if we perform like that for the rest of the season in the Championship, we will get a lot of points. More than we got last season, that is for sure.”

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