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McCann hails squad attitude

17 September 2018

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Rovers manager Grant McCann says he has been impressed with the approach of his players this season.

Saturday's win against Walsall was their fourth of the season, also drawing three and losing just once in League One, and while McCann is pleased with the start his side have made he maintains he is always looking for more.

"It's been a good start for us so far, but we're not going to get carried away, we're eight games in, nothing has been settled this early on in the season, we've still got a lot of work to do but they're adapting all the time," he said.

"It's a clever group here, they're always willing to learn, they can easily change the system in which they play, just like the did here, we started in the diamond then switched to the three up top, and they're working hard but I still want more.

"We've really shown what we can do and I'm really impressed with how we've started the season, we're starting to show a real identity in the way that we want to play and hopefully we can carry that on over the coming weeks."

Rovers come from behind to beat the Saddlers, with goals from John Marquis, Mallik Wilks, James Coppinger and Matty Blair seeing them secure a 4-1 win at the Banks's Stadium, and McCann felt his side had blown their hosts out of the water after the break.

"It's a brilliant result for us, it's not been an easy place to come so far this season, or for us in general in the past, but I said before the game we wanted to right the wrongs of last season, and what better way to do it than that," he added.

"We just edged the first half in my opinion, but we were outstanding in the second half and blew them away.

"It's a result that's been coming for us this season, we're creating a lot of chances and it hasn't quite fallen for us in recent weeks, but we were clinical here and we're all delighted we've got the job done."

Rovers return to home action against Bradford City on Saturday September 22 - purchase your tickets now via the Club Doncaster Box Office, either by visiting in-store at the Keepmoat Stadium, by calling on 01302 762576, or online at

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