Paul Dickov spoke to Rovers Player this morning looking ahead to Friday night's game against Yeovil Town.
"I have watched quite a few games of theirs this season and to be honest I felt they have been unlucky not to get a result. Like all Gary’s (Johnson) team’s they will be well organised and will work ever so hard.
"We know it will be a tough game for us but it’s a game we have to take to them. Yeovil are a side who are difficult to beat but like us they are not scoring enough goals. This will probably be an evenly matched game but we really have to go for it and get back on track by pushing them back.
"Against Barnsley, although I was pleased with the defence and the clean sheet it was disappointing that when we had the ball we were nowhere where we needed to be and did not create a great deal.
"I have been working on that in training since, so that we start on the front foot and get a good start. We have to get back to being better on the ball as at Reading we saw a score that did not reflect the game but failed to take our chances. Against Middlesbrough we were poor all over and probably the worst I have seen us.
"I feel the players confidence had taken a bit of a battering over those games especially as we had lost Rob Jones who is a great leader.
“We have sat the players down and spoken to them and made them believe they are good players and a great team. The first five games of the season we were fantastic and against Barnsley we saw glimpses at time off the ball. I don’t want to just sit back and defend which we did against Barnsley but go out there and play with a bit of belief to express themselves.
“Gary’s teams will have a go at us I know. He is a fantastic manager who has put some hard work in his two spells at Yeovil. He will have prepared them well and they have players who can hurt you but we have concentrated on how we play not how they do.”
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