Evans applauds 'professional' players

03 January 2010 12:57
The comfortable victory against the League Two side at the Reebok Stadium was achieved only three days after Gary Megson's sacking.[LNB]An own goal from Moses Swaibu set the hosts on their way, with Chung-Yong Lee, Gary Cahill and substitute Mark Davies also on target.[LNB]Evans, working alongside coaches Steve Wigley and Alan Cork, said: "Given the circumstances of the last few days, it was very important the players were focused.[LNB]"It is very difficult when the attention of the football world and the media are on you.[LNB]"Steve Wigley, Alan Cork and the staff worked very hard, especially in regard to the mindset of the players. We did a professional job and are pleased to be in the hat."[LNB]Evans has already ruled himself out of the running to replace Megson, with Burnley's Owen Coyle emerging as a strong favourite.[LNB]And former Wolves academy chief Evans insists the club can progress under new leadership.[LNB]He said: "I believe there is a real chance of ongoing success. The manager who comes in will have reason to feel positive about the future as we have solid foundations.[LNB]"We will come in on Monday, ready to work hard. It is about hard work, it is about focus. It is incumbent on us to do the best we can."[LNB]Evans picked a strong side for this third-round tie, and added: "We had to pick a side that was going to get a result.[LNB]"People say the FA Cup has lost its magic but, as a traditional football man, I love it. I feel we have a duty of care to the competition."[LNB]Lincoln manager Chris Sutton saw his team fold after a goalless first half, but insisted: "The effort and commitment of the players was fantastic.[LNB]"We played some decent stuff and did not feel they were much of threat early on. But then we conceded an own goal and were all at sea for the second.[LNB]"We knew it was going to be very difficult after that but we did not disgrace ourselves in any way.[LNB]"This is mainly a young side and, despite the scoreline, the players can be proud of their efforts."[LNB][LNB]

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