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McCann pleased with Rovers spirit

23 December 2018

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Grant McCann praised Rovers’ spirit after the 2-2 draw with Oxford United in Sky Bet League One.

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Goals from Ben Whiteman and Alfie May looked to have sealed the win for McCann’s side, before a last minute leveller from Josh Ruffels secured a point for the visitors.

He said: “They are one of the best teams we’ve played at home this season, we tried a few things but they didn’t quite come off.

“We probably didn’t deserve to go in front at the end but we showed a ruthless edge to score with our only real chance.

“They were the better team today but we’ve come away from it with a point, we didn’t get beat which is a sign of a very good team.”

With three games coming up over the next nine days, McCann believes his players will step up over the festive period.

He added: “We’ve got some really good characters in the squad and when you’ve got a big run of fixtures they play a big part.

“We’re unbeaten in eight games now and in a good position so we won’t let a disappointing result get to us.”

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