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Evina Eager for Exeter

10 November 2016

Defender wants Rovers to close gap at the top and keep the pressure on.

Rovers Full Back Cedric Evina has established himself as one of the mainstays in the side this season, performing consistently despite a number of his teammates missing games through injury. 

Playing in a defence that has come under some criticism this term, Evina says it’s more of a collective effort rather than distributing the blame to one person individually: “It’s got to be a collective thing, it’s not just the defenders and the goalkeeper. We’ve been working this week especially on keeping clean sheets so it’s something that we really want to improve on,” he said. 

“Playing in a back three it’s an expansive formation which you can get countered on but with every formation you know you need the protection from the midfield and strikers. It starts from the front.” 

The Cameroonian defender has missed just one league game this season and says its important the team don’t stop scoring goals just for the sake of keeping them out at the other end.

“It’s about finding the right balance, we don’t mind not scoring three every game and winning 1-0 – we’d take that,” he admitted.

“The teams right behind us are only three points away, and we don’t want the gap between ourselves and Plymouth and Carlisle to grow bigger so we have to get back to winning ways on Saturday.

“I’m pretty happy with my own contribution, it’s a lot steadier this year and I’m not flying forward as much. I’m happy at the moment.” 

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