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Copps post Carlisle

15 February 2017

Captain disappointed with defeat.

James Coppinger felt that Rovers were unfortunate not to come away from Carlisle with a point as they were defeated 2-1 at Brunton Park.

The captain came back into the side after missing the draw at Newport, but was unable to prevent the Cumbrians taking all three points.

That defeat ended Rovers’ 10-game unbeaten run and Coppinger says he and the rest of the side will have to react well.

“Over the 90 minutes I think we deserved to get something out of the game which is frustrating for everybody,” said Coppinger

“It’s good that we’re creating chances, we played some good football and put a good performance in. 

“Every time we’ve had a disappointing result this season we’ve responded really well. That’s what we’re looking to do now it’s a good chance to hit back against Luton.”

With 15 games to go, Rovers remain 11 points clear of the play-off places and Coppinger says that the squad are determined to stay on track in the final part of the season. 

He said: “I think from experience that this is the hardest hurdle to get over, people start to talk about how many points we need and it’s important that we remain focussed.

“We’re so close to getting to where we want to be and sometimes the hardest part can be to finish it off.

“A big part of it is trying to make people realise if we can get it wrapped up early then the pressure will be relieved on everybody.”

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