The lads had a go..

Last updated : 11 September 2018 By Millersmad

Speaking to Warney said; “We probably did not show our best tonight, but we showed our character. Overall, I’m pretty proud of what the lads have done."

“We did not start as confidently as I would like. I thought we showed them a little bit too much respect. At half-time, I asked the lads to be a little more aggressive and be on the front foot and we were always in the game. Everton had a lot more of the ball than us, but I expect that. Our shape was good and we threw the kitchen sink at it near the end but a bit of class from them ended the tie.”

“I was pretty pleased with the lads. They had a right go, I said to the lads that if you come here and compete, which they have, then they can take heart when they play teams in the Championship."

“We wanted to be competitive. I made lots of changes but it doesn’t weaken my team. We wanted to give a good account of ourselves and I felt we did that.”