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Blair calls for focus

18 September 2017

Midfielder Matty Blair calls for focus after narrowly losing 1-0 to Scunthorpe United in Sky Bet League One.

The Iron ran out with all three points courtesy of a 10th minute Lee Novak header, but Blair says a lapse in concentration ultimately cost Rovers in the end.

 “We have all spoken in the dressing room and the one word that we have all come away with and said that we did not have was concentration, and the gaffer is spot on, we switched off for the corner,” said Blair.

 “Everyone is extremely frustrated because it was such a 50/50 game, we limited a team like Scunthorpe to two chances in the whole game but we have come away with nothing.

 “But when we were on top we were the better side, and I think we deserved a little bit more out of the game but they are a very good side and we have to cut out our mistakes.”

 Rovers face Premier League side Arsenal in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, but Blair says that the side have one eye on the next league game against Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

 “The Arsenal game is a game that the players, fans, the staff and everyone associated at the football club can go and enjoy, and play against one of the best teams in the country,” said Blair.

 “The gaffer has said that the game against Plymouth is more important than the game against Arsenal and he is spot on with that, we will enjoy Wednesday as best as we can but we have an eye on Plymouth.

 “If you offered us a scrappy 1-0 with against Plymouth deflecting in off a few people, we would take it no doubt about it, it’s a case of us going there and being professional and doing our job.”

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