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Stancliffe hails brilliant performance from Rovers

2 April 2018

Paul Stancliffe was thrilled with his U18 side’s outstanding performance in the 2-0 win against York City.

The youth team manager saw a lot of positives throughout the game, which was decided thanks to Myron Gibbons’ second-half double.

Stancliffe said: “I’m very pleased. I thought some of the stuff, certainly in the first-half, was absolutely brilliant in the way they moved the ball about and their awareness with what’s happening and their surroundings.

“We deserved to get more goals and it’s something we’ll work on. It’s something we have been working on too, with the amount of possession we’re having we need to get more rewards for that in terms of not just goals but crosses and shots and attempts at goal.

“We’re looking a lot stronger at the back too, and it’s not just down to the back-line either, it’s the way they defend as a team but once it gets through and we rely on the defenders they’re really stepping up too.”

The win was made extra special for the U18s head coach as he returned to his former stomping ground where he spent three years at towards the end of his playing career before becoming their youth development coach.

He added: “It’s always nice to come back to a former club and win so I’m going to enjoy that as well.

"I had a great time here, when I first came here the people were brilliant, it was a good club, and, in all honesty, there was a lot of comparisons between York then and Doncaster now, - it was enjoyablet to come to work, the people were great.

“But still overall it was a very good performance from the lads and I’m extremely delighted with the win itself.”


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