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McCann striving for more

21 September 2018

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Manager Grant McCann believes his side are constantly learning and striving to do better despite a good start to the Sky Bet League One season.

Rovers have lost just one of their opening eight games and currently lie in joint third in the table, and McCann is keen to ensure that the standards remain high as the campaign runs on.

“I feel like we’ve been consistently good so far, there’s only really been a couple games where the performance levels haven’t quite been there, we need to keep that going as the season goes on and not just these first eight or nine games,” he said.

“There are things that we are learning every day, I want us to get better at attacking set plays, we need to be more clinical and more ruthless from those situations and become more aggressive, but we’re working on that.

“It’s a long season and there are still a lot of games yet to be played, we need to keep focused on the task in hand, and that is making sure we keep our performances and standards high and staying as high up the table as we can.”

Rovers return to home action this Saturday when they host Bradford City in a Yorkshire derby at the Keepmoat Stadium, and McCann is aware of the threat the Bantams possess despite their own slow start to the season.

“It’s a game we’re looking forward to, Bradford are a good team and I think they’re probably in a bit of a false position at the minute, they’ve got some great individual players in their side, and with the new manager they have already improved their performances,” he added.

“We know it’ll be a tough game and we know their front three are as good as any in this division, Jack Payne, Eoin Doyle and David Ball, they’re a real handful so we have to make sure we’re on it defensively and then do the business at the other end.

“This isn’t a game we’re going to be taking lightly, it’ll be one of, if not the toughest game we’ve had so far this season, the players will be well aware of that, it’s not a big rivalry but it’s a Yorkshire derby and it’s one we’re going out to win.”

Tickets for Saturday's Yorkshire derby against Bradford City are still available via the Club Doncaster Box Office - purchase yours by either visiting in-store at the Keepmoat Stadium, by calling on 01302 762576, or online at

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