Evans rues mistakes

Last updated : 26 January 2013 By Bigrich.....

"If you are going to make individual errors like we made, you are going to lose football matches," said Evans. I don't think there is any football manager in the world that can legislate for the errors that gave Bristol Rovers three goals.

"We didn't have the spark and the passion but we still dominated on the ball. I am not going to fault the team for their effort in the second half because we played for over half of the game with only ten men.

"We felt there was a lack of effort in the first half, but that changed in the second half because for the first 15 minutes we dominated with ten men, but if you make sloppy mistakes, if you make huge errors, you are going to get punished."

"We didn't work hard enough and if you don't work hard enough then you don't get the chance to play properly."

"We collectively take the blame, I pick the team, I pick the shape and the system and fans vented their frustration today and theyre entitled to it. But its the lowest I've been in the four or five years as a manager."