Rovers Player caught up with Assistant Manager Brian Carey ahead of this weekend’s home match with Coventry City.
Carey discussed the hectic Christmas period in which the Rovers squad face the gruelling task of five matches in a fourteen-day period, although he admitted that he doesn’t think it will cause too many issues:
“There’s probably a day less recovery after games during this period but I don’t think its anymore of an hectic period than we have already have had,” he said
“It’s been Saturday Tuesday Saturday for a while now; hopefully we will get through it ok,”
He also believes the risk of injury is no more likely, over the Christmas period, than any other time of the season. Whilst admitting the side have been fortunate enough to name a consistent eleven so far.
“They say that your always one training session or game away from losing players to injury – we’ve got to cope with it when it happens but hopefully it doesn’t.
“We have been fortunate so far; we’ve had a relatively settled side which any manager will tell you is a good thing. Getting into that rhythm of playing more or less the same team week in week out helps – we’ve found ourselves in a good position because of that.”
He also gave his thoughts on this weekend’s opponents Coventry and what type of threat League One top goal scorer David McGoldrick will pose.
“Coventry have been on a good run of late and scored lots of goals. They have some good players in their team so it will be a tough battle on Saturday.
“David McGoldrick is a good player but our lads will have to be at their best and make sure that they are alive to any threats.
“Having watched their last few games, I know that they are a decent footballing team and will be tough opponents for us Saturday.”