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McCann looks for quick response

20 August 2018

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Manager Grant McCann is looking for an immediate response from his side when they face Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday night.

McCann’s men were narrowly beaten by Burton Albion at the weekend in Sky Bet League One, suffering their first defeat in all competitions this season, and the manager is confident his team will bounce back.

“It’s another opportunity for us to go out and get three points in front of a home crowd, we’re looking for a reaction after the disappointment at the weekend, we’ve watched it back and learnt from it, and we’re ready to put things right,” he said.

“We’ve set high standards at this football club, we’ve ironed things out and we’re all on the same page, we know what we want to do, things have been sorted in training and the cohesion that might have been missing before will be there.

“I said it last week, but this league is really up and down, there’s no real favourite in any game I think because it’s so unpredictable, but we’re making sure that we concentrate on ourselves and make sure we respond.”

Tuesday night’s return to the Keepmoat Stadium is the first of three home fixtures in a row for Rovers, with Portsmouth and Blackpool also visiting over the course of the next week, and McCann says it is important for his side to make home advantage count.

“It’s important to get back playing at home, we’ve had three of our first four games away so it’ll be good to play in front of our own fans again, it’s about time that the tables turned and we have some games at home and we’re looking forward to it,” he added.

“I enjoyed it in my first league game in charge here against Wycombe, the atmosphere was brilliant, it was a great performance, we want to make sure we pick up as many points in these next two league games at home, maximum points would be brilliant.

“We’re going to surprise a lot of teams this year, I think the start we have made has shown we’re not going to be a push over, we are a team that are going to be challenging, we have to believe that ourselves and we will be.”

Tickets for Tuesday night's Sky Bet League One game against John Askey's Shrewsbury Town are still available via the Club Doncaster Box Office. Purchase yours by either visiting in store at the Keepmoat Stadium, calling on 01302 762576, or online at

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