In spells we were fantastic - Evans

Last updated : 19 August 2012 By Bigrich.....

“There is no question it was a penalty, theres maybe a question about a card and an early shower but you can't ask that on the opening day. But it was a clear cut penalty and to be fair we've practised them and Nards sticks it away, there's no saving that one."

"The second goal is a great goal, with some good football played in the build-up where we carved through them and opened them up and I thought we've done that for the third goal as well."

"We asked our players to win the game on effort, to win it on passion and to win it on commitment and we've got that little thing on the end of the string called ability. I think that in spells some of the football was outstanding but we are not completely satisfied, we need to retain possession a little bit more and be more ruthless when we get into the final third.”

"We've a real tough game coming in Northampton on Tuesday, a different game because they play in a different way."

Steve went on to give praise to the strikers; "How good was the big mans header (Odejayi)? to maybe 90% of fans in the ground today it looks an easy header, but he's looped it over 2 defenders and into the far corner of the net. He know's himself that he should have had another goal with a header, but I thought his overall play, his strength, his holding the ball up was outstanding. I thought Nardiello fedd off him great."

"We had one or two players that were a little below than what they normally are but thats a good sign that we can win as handsomly as we did, but take nothing away from Burton Albion, whoever they're playing on Tuesday are in for a game."

Evans looked at the midfield, and Michael O'Connor; "I thought they played well, we're working hard to get Michael O'Connor upto speed. I think he showed some wonderful play today with certain touches and there are one or two things that he could do better. I thought the shape looked well but we changed the shape half way through the second half to 442 and we're going to be 442, 433 and 451, we'll be all types of shapes and permulations depending on how we feel the players are performing."

"POeople who come and watch us we've had five or six - the scouts that we're playing in the next four or five weeks, I don't know why theyre watching us because we're going to chop and change."

Johnny Mullins got flattened in the first half and was substituted at half time; "We seem to have a full back jinx don't we. The referee's had an average game today but there was one bad challenge in the game and it was on Johnny. The guys cleared it and its a corner to Burton - There's no disputing that but the guy's followed through and snapped him on the knee. We've got to wait 24-48 hours now to see whether Johnny will be back, but Johnny wanted to go out again second-half, it was my decision to remove him.  Mark Bradley stepped in and some may agrue that he should start there anyway."

Asked if he would be a doubt for Tuesday nights visit to Northampton; "We'll see, look at Lawrie Wilson, he hobbled at Hull but trained on the Wednesday. Johnny Mullins is a different charactor from that and when Johnny limps believe me its painful for him. He's a wonderful player for us in 2 or 3 positions and we hope he's fit. We're getting to the stage where we may have to enter the loan market and bring a full back in and we never thought we'd say that did we? We'll asses it tomorrow and see, but I've got 2 or 3 from around the football planet I can bring in so I'm not too worried, we thought we would have to bring in a left back in on Wednesday but Lawrie Wilson was fantastic today so justification on that because if I had then most likely they would have played."

"The players have just laughed at me when I said this season is a train journey, 46 platforms we're going to visit, the first one we've just visited, got 3 points and now we're back on the train and the train goes to Northampton on tuesday."