John Schofield praised his Development side’s spirit as they came from behind to earn a point against Mansfield.
Robbie Miller's second-half equaliser secured a 1-1 draw in Central League North, and Schofield was pleased with the second half display.
He said: "We took a lot to get going in the first-half, we spoke a lot about the players showing a willingness to learn and improve and they did that.
"There were a lot of positives in the game, it was pleasing the way we managed to get back into the games and we competed well for the second 45 minutes.
"We know we've got some key players who have a lot of quality, the players know that sometimes it is a case of rolling the sleeves up and competing for the full game.
Miller's equaliser came after Jason Law had fired Mansfield into a half-time lead, but it was Rovers who almost got the winner on the hour-mark when James Morris was denied by a fingertip save, as he broke through on goal.
Rovers side was strengthened by a number of first-team players, with Danny Andrew, Tyler Garratt, Issam Ben Khemis and Andy Williams all getting some much needed game time with a busy few weeks coming up.
Schofield added: "All the lads that played today set a good benchmark for the younger players in the squad, Andy Williams came in and played really well which he always does so credit to him.
"Danny Andrew will have taken a lot from the game, at this stage it's all about getting to different stages of his recovery, so playing in games like this will build him up for a return to first-half action."
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