Manager Brian Flynn told Rovers Player that he was disappointed that Rovers couldn’t pick up three points against Crawley Town and that he is looking for a positive reaction against Yeovil Town.
minute.thJames Husband’s first half equaliser sealed a solitary point for Rovers after Crawley took the lead through captain Josh Simpson in the 25
Brian admitted that Rovers were lucky to come away from the Broadfield Stadium with a point after a disappointing display.
“I’m very disappointed with the performance and we are lucky to come away with a point tonight if I’m brutally honest,” he said
“I’m pleased for James Husband, it was good timing for his run and it was a good finish at the far post.
“I must admit I think we do need re-enforcements in certain areas and I’m fairly certain that will happen this week, but generally the dressing room is still good enough despite the number of injuries we’ve got.
“We’re still good enough to be where we are, the sense of disappointment in the dressing room is that we’re not actually top of the league but we’re only second.
“We can’t keep giving other people chances to go above us – we’ve got to take these chances when they come along.
“There are two basic sides of football; when you’ve got the ball and when you haven’t. In recent weeks when we have had possession of the ball, we’ve lacked composure which is a vital ingredient when the team is playing well.
“We were better against MK Dons and it’s slipped again against Crawley, we will work again on that this week – we must be better when we lose the ball.
“It’s having football intelligence of where to be in terms of distances; am I close enough to affect a pass, if I can’t do I stay goal side of the ball there’s many things to consider.
“It’s been forthright in the dressing room, It’s important that the players air their views; I’m not saying that they’re all right because they still had adrenaline pumping – we’ll collect all the thoughts now and work on that on the training pitch.”
When asked about the impact injuries to Iain Hume and David Syers has had on the team, Brian admitted that they have been missed and that the lack of chances created needs to be resolved.
“They are big players but we have to work with the players that are available and fit.
“It’s a problem [chances created], when we have got the attacking players we encourage them to get into the box, so it’s a problem that we need to resolve.
“We’ll be up against a Yeovil side on Saturday who are doing particularly well; we have to turn a mediocre performance into a stunning performance to beat them.
“We’ve had chances to be top, we’ve not tasted that position yet; the players and I really want to taste that.”