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Blair eyes reaction

12 December 2016

Midfielder says players prepared for festive period

Matty Blair is targeting a successful Christmas period as Rovers look to bounce back from the defeat to Plymouth Argyle.

Rovers were beaten 2-0 at Home Park as Argyle reclaimed top spot in Sky Bet League Two, and the midfielder expects that frustration to be channelled into the start of another run.

“We don’t really  look at the table, we look at every game and will analyse this on Monday then put it to bed,” he said.

“The gap to fourth doesn’t bother me, we  just need to concentrate on putting together another run like we’ve just been on.

“We have this Christmas period where we want to put a right statement down to the league.

“We know the schedule, we will be prepared for it, but none of the lads are looking beyond the Grimsby game.”

Saturday’s result was disappointing for Rovers, but Blair agreed with his manager that the visitors had played well.

“I thought we actually performed pretty well, it’s just a frustrating one,” he added. 

“The mood, for a defeat, is actually quite good. We’re obviously gutted at the result, no one likes to lose a match, but we’ll dust ourselves down and go again. It is a characteristic we’ve shown before as a squad, and we’ll show that again.

“I can’t remember them having many more opportunities to score aside from the first goal, which was a mistake from us, and the penalty. If we had been that little bit better in the final third we could quite easily have had a different result.”

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