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Alcock's Anguish

29 March 2016

Craig hurting after late suckerpunch from Blackpool puts Rovers in trouble.

Defender Craig Alcock said that the Rovers players must take responsibility for the side’s slide in to the relegation places.

Alcock, who was the stand out performer in Monday’s 1-0 defeat to Blackpool, stood by manager Darren Ferguson after Rovers’ eleventh defeat in 12 games.

“We’re lucky as a group of players, we’ve got a manager that cares and he gives us everything and we have to take responsibility for what happened on Friday (a 4-1 defeat to Colchester) and for the last ten games,” asserted Alcock.

“As staff and management, they couldn’t do any more for us and we need to take responsibility; unfortunately the buck stops with us at the moment.

“I think we’re very aware of the situation but the only thing is we’ve got seven games left so we’re down but we’re not out just yet.”

A rueful Alcock reflected on what might have been for Rovers who’ve suffered last gasp heartache in the last two home games.

“It’s the way things are going at the minute,” he said.

“It was – and needed to be – a marked improvement from Friday but that’s two games at home now – Peterborough and Blackpool – where we’ve really put in a good shift but when lady luck doesn’t shine on you that’s unfortunately what happens.

“The positive thing is that at least everyone out there gave it everything and left it out on the field and at least put on a performance for the fans and I’ve got to say that they were first class, they properly stuck with us and we’re going to need that for the next seven games.”

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