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McCann pleased with season start

19 August 2018

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Grant McCann has praised his side’s start to the season which has seen them pick up six points from their opening three games

Rovers were beaten 1-0 by Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday, but McCann is confident they will bounce back as they enter a run of three straight home games starting with the visit of Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday night.

"It has been a decent start for us , we've had four games and won three of those and it will be a good test of character now over the next three games," he said.

"Those games are all at home, two in the league and one in the cup and we want to respond in the right fashion. We have a good group of players in the changing room and they are hurting about this result, like the fans will be and like I am, and we need to respond very quickly."

Rovers face Shrewsbury Town at the Keepmoat Stadium in Sky Bet League One on Tuesday night, and McCann is looking for his side to put the Burton game behind them with a positive result against John Askey's men.

"We have the opportunity to put this result behind us, we won't dwell too much on it and we will go into that game and put it right," he added.

"The games are coming thick and fast now, with the Tuesday and Saturday schedule, so I have told the boys to go home and look after themselves over the weekend. We are a team that will always work hard and we want to get ourselves in the best possible position and, come January or February, I want us to be in a position to push on in the league."

Rovers are back at the Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday August 21 to take on John Askey's Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League One, get your tickets now from

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