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McCann praises Rovers attitude

26 July 2018

Grant McCann praised his side’s professionalism after they beat non-league side Deeping Rangers 8-1.

The game was Rovers’ second in a matter of days after the defeat at Grimsby on Tuesday, and the manager was pleased to see more of his squad get a run-out.

He said: “It was a good performance, I was pleased with the ruthless edge that we’ve spoken about regardless of the opposition.

“The majority of the game went well, nothing is cemented yet for the Southend game and you could see everybody wanted to do well.

“Deeping have got some good players who handle the ball quite well, the attitude of our group was good and we scored a few goals.”

Striker Alfie May netted a hat-trick at the Haydon Whitham Stadium, and McCann was happy with how his attacking players performed.

He added: “The goals were spread around the team and Alfie May has looked sharp in pre-season, we want him to make more runs in-behind.

“He’s a big threat with his pace and movement, he’s the one that I worried about as an opposition manager given what he can do.

“We’ve got a lot of different attacking options, Alex Kiwomya was brilliant in the first-half and Alfie got himself a hat-trick which will be good for his confidence.”

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