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McCann still looking for more

17 August 2018

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Manager Grant McCann is still looking for more from his side, despite Rovers winning their first three games of the 2018/19 season.

Rovers have scored eight goals in the three wins against Southend United, Wycombe Wanderers and Scunthorpe United, and McCann says there are still improvements in his sides’ attacking play to come.

“When you’ve had 56 shots in three games, you should be scoring more than eight goals and that’s a fact, the players know that though and they do have that ruthless edge, we have a lot of attacking talent and flair in this side,” he said. 

“We’re always looking to improve, it’s not that they have to, they want to improve, they want to score more goals and they want to get better, we just need to make sure that we keep doing what we’ve been doing.

“Momentum is a word that’s used a lot but it is important, it’s important that we stick to our beliefs and we keep on going how we have been, we’re not going to plant any seeds of doubt into our minds and just keep focused.”

Rovers travel to Burton Albion on Saturday in Sky Bet League One looking to maintain their winning start under their new manager, and McCann says the Brewers will provide a tough test after their relegation last season.

“Win, lose or draw we have to move on quickly, luckily for us we’ve won our first three games, we’re moving on now and we will treat Burton with respect, we’ve had some tough opposition to come up against early on and that’s no different on Saturday,” he added.

“We’re under no illusions going down to Burton, they’re a team who have just come down after being in that league for a couple years, Nigel Clough is a very experienced manager who knows what he’s doing, so we know it will be difficult.

“We’re going there focused on ourselves, Burton is never an easy place to go, it’s a small ground and the fans are right on top of you there, but we’re going there looking to put on a good performance and get a result from there.”

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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