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Wright: Positives to take into Charlton game

28 October 2018

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Joe Wright says Rovers will take the positives from their second half display at Coventry City into next weekend's trip to Charlton Athletic.

The Sky Blues took a two-goal lead into the break at the Ricoh Arena and survived all the pressure Rovers put on them in the second period, managing to hold on for victory with only Wright's strike finding the back of the net.

"We're all gutted after that, we weren't ourselves in that first half - but after the break we came out more like how we have been, but we left ourselves too much to do unfortunately," said the defender.

"It's hard to put your finger on what went wrong in the first half, we pressed like we usually do and picked up second balls, but it's one of those things where we will look back at the video and analyse the game and move on quickly."

Wright's second goal of the season saw Rovers put pressure on to their hosts with 20 minutes left to play, with John Marquis having a shot blocked on the line with virtually the last kick of the game, and Wright says they will be taking the game to Charlton at The Valley on Saturday .

"The gaffer said to us at the break to go out in the second half to win the game, that put a lot of belief in the lads, we came out and performed a lot more like we had done in the past, we pressed more as a team, and the tempo was a lot faster," he added.

"I'm happy to get a goal obviously, but at the end of the day when you don't get anything from the game it means very little. We thought we could still get something out of it right until the very end, but it just wasn't to be for us.

"We have to take the positives out of our second half performance and take that into next week, we have to start the game how we started the second half, we have to be on the front foot and really take the game to Charlton next weekend."


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