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Wellens Wants More Wins

4 February 2015

Richie looking to right wrongs and turn points in to prizes.

Richie Wellens has stated his desire to breath life in to Doncaster Rovers’ play off push.

The experienced midfielder tasted success with the club in his first spell at Keepmoat Stadium and lauded praise on new signing Uche Ikpeazu citing the fact that he adds a new dimension to the club’s attacking options.

“He trained on Thursday in the snow and he looked really well and I was hoping it wasn’t just in the snow!” he said.

“To be fair, he’s big and strong, raw and powerful and he could have had two or three goals [against Chesterfield] so once he gets to know us more, there’s goals in there.

“We’ve not had so many options up top; Browny [Chris Brown] last year was a good option to hold the ball up, but Uche is more mobile than that probably and he’s a great option that gives us more confidence in midfield so we can put it round the corner or feed it in to him knowing that he’s going to hold on to it. There were times when he was rolling his men with ease.

“I’m not sure how long it is since a striker scored a goal but we all know that strikers are creatures of confidence so hopefully they’ll get one soon and go on a run.”

Rovers sit three points shy of the top six and Wellens was frank in his appraisal of the side’s recent run of seven league games without defeat.

“The draws are just killing us at the minute. We’re on a good run but draws just keep you in there and teasing you,” he admitted.

“If you draw and win and draw and win then you start climbing but we’re drawing too many. We’d prefer to have won one and lost one between the Notts County and Chesterfield games and we’d have had one more point than the two we’ve come away with.

“It was a good opportunity against a team above us where we could have gone level on points and with a game in hand on Chesterfield and we’re disappointed we didn’t take the three points after being two goals up but they’re a good side too.”

Wellens and his teammates will be action when Rovers face Walsall at Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday. To buy your tickets CLICK HERE or call 01302 762576.


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