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Jones Post Oldham

21 September 2015

Corporal confident that things are turning in Doncaster's favour.

Rob Jones said he thought that his Doncaster side were in control once they got going against Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

The similarities between the two sides was striking as two interim head coaches – in Jones and counterpart David Dunn – witnessed respective centre halves – Andy Butler and Jonathan Burn – net first half headers from set pieces.

“We got the goal we warranted though through a good set piece from Cameron (Stewart) and then we had a lapse of concentration for their goal,” said Jones.

“You can debate whether it’s a corner and if it’s crossed the line but it stands – which was disappointing but we reacted well to their goal.

“Second half I thought we were magnificent and control the game from start to finish and were really dominant with and without the ball and reduced them to scraps.
“If I’m being cynical, we've had enough chances to win the game.”

A rueful Jones then turned his attentions to a growing injury list prior to the first South Yorkshire derby of the season, when Rovers travel to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United.

“Andy Williams has gone to hospital with a suspected broken nose and we're just waiting for the results,” revealed Jones.

“We lost him early doors but Dany (N’Guessan) came on I thought he was terrific and worked effortlessly to get in the positions he wanted to be in. He could have had two goals – one where he’s clean through and one with a glancing header – but he worked really well. I changed like for like and he knew what was asked of him.

“Mitchell (Lund) is injured, he’s damaged his hip flexor and will be monitored as the week goes on to see where we’re at but I thought Cedric (Evina) came in today and defended well considering he was on his ‘wrong’ side.

“That was the most opportunities that we’ve created for the last five or so weeks. Today we looked menacing at times and like I’ve said to the players, it’s alright looking menacing but you’ve got to finish them off.”

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