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McCann seeking clincal edge

7 September 2018

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Manager Grant McCann wants his side to show a clinical edge when they host Luton Town on Saturday at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Rovers host the Hatters as they look to end a run of three draws in a row, two of which have been goalless home draws, in League One, and McCann says while the performances have been good, he expects his side to deliver more goals at the weekend.

“We need to start being ruthless and we have to make sure that we turn our dominance into results and that we punish teams, that’s how you win football games, the performance levels have been good and if we keep it up, those results will come,” he said.

“It’s important that we set targets, they have to be realistic but then they also have to be achievable, we are always seeking better and seeking to improve, the players know what I expect, and I always tell them how I feel.

“I believe that we’re three points off where we should be at this stage, we had a chat as a group before we started about the first 12 games and about where we should be after that, so luckily we’ve got six games to get back on track and I’m sure we will.”

Luton travel to the Keepmoat Stadium for the first time in the third tier since April 2008, returning to League One this season following a 10-year absence, and McCann spoke of his admiration of the work this weekend’s opposition have put in, and that his side will have to be ready for what the Hatters throw at them.

“Luton will provide a tough test for us I’m sure, I have a lot of respect and admiration for Nathan Jones and the work that he has done there in getting them promoted and everything else, so we have to make sure we’re on it,” he added.

“They play the game in the right way, Nathan coaches them in the right way, I’ve got a lot of time for him and his side have been a pleasure to watch at times, I watched them a lot when I was out of the game for a little bit and they were superb last year.

“We know that we’ll be in for a strong test, they’ve got some great attacking players with goals right through the team, but so have we and we have to make sure that once we defend that we take our chances at the other end and I’m sure we will.”

Tickets for Saturday's League One clash with Luton Town are still available via the Club Doncaster Box Office - purchase yours now either by visiting in-store at the Keepmoat Stadium, by calling on 01302 762576, or online at

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