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Jones pre-York

6 October 2015

Gaffer talks to the press prior to taking on Minstermen in JPT round 2.

Rob Jones has called for a professional performance from his side when they travel to face York City in the second round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy this evening.

The interim head coach gained his first win in temporary charge with a dramatic derby day defeat of Barnsley at the weekend and would welcome a repeat if his side are to overhaul the Minstermen.

“The mood in the camp is always good, but when you win it’s even better or more special but the lads have been buoyant all along and that’s something you can’t question – their attitude and mood around the place,” he said.

“They’re all desperate to do well and move the club forward which is something we deserved at the weekend.

“They (York) have got good individuals who work hard, make it difficult for you. We’re going away from home so the atmosphere will be different to the weekend but we have to go there and be professional. We’ve just won a local derby so we’re looking forward to it.”

Rovers are yet to pick up a win on the road and will need to alter that fact to progress in a competition they won back in 2007.

“It’s a different ground, which is really enclosed. The supporters are close to the pitch but it’s a Tuesday night under the floodlights, it will be greasy so let’s go and enjoy it and embrace it.

“It’ll be a tough game, they were 2-0 up at the weekend but got clawed back to 2-2 although you can’t read too much in to that.

“It’s taken us a little while to get to where we need to be. On a positive note, I still think there’s a lot to come. We’re just at the cusp of it at the moment.

“We can’t think we’ve cracked it as we’re nowhere near. Are we getting to where I want my teams to play? We’re getting there but we’re not there yet but Tuesday night is another chance to get towards that.”

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