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McCann taking positives

22 August 2018

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Grant McCann felt Rovers were the better side for the majority of the goalless draw with Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League One.

Rovers had chances but could not find a way past Shrews keeper Joel Coleman, and the manager says they lacked a cutting edge in key areas.

He said: “I thought we controlled the game for 60 minutes and then they had a good spell, our midfield didn’t get out to the ball as much as we could.

“We haven’t taken our chances over the past two games but the positive is that we’re creating them, in this division the first goal is key.

“We moved the ball well without creating too many chances, we stuck to our beliefs and what we’re good at, but lacked the final ball in good areas.”

McCann’s side have another home game against Portsmouth next up, and he wants them to get back to winning ways against Kenny Jackett’s men.

He added: “It was always going to be a difficult game after the defeat on Saturday, but I felt we did well for the first hour or so.

“Whatever the result once a game has finished our firm focus is on the next one, we looked a bit tired and the recovery for us is important.

“When you go a couple of games without winning the third one turns into a big one for us, the Portsmouth game is one we’re all looking forward to.”

Rovers host Portsmouth in a Sky Bet League One clash on Saturday before Blackpool visit in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.  Tickets are available via the Club Doncaster Box Office - purchase in store at the Keepmoat Stadium, by calling on 01302 762576, or online at

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