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Coppinger: Success is in our own hands

24 February 2019

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James Coppinger says Rovers will not be getting too down after being held to a draw in Saturday's Sky Bet League One clash at Scunthorpe United on Saturday.

Mallik Wilks put Rovers ahead in the first half before Kyle Wootton dragged the Iron level after the break, and Coppinger says the squad felt like they should have come away from Glanford Park with all three points.

"I thought we were brilliant in every department in the first half and, if anything, we should have had more than just the one goal that we managed to score, but when you're away from home and you aren't ruthless then it can be a dangerous," he said.

"The game became a lot more open after the break, especially that first 15 minutes or so of it - we managed to play through the lines well, but couldn't break down their back four enough.

"We can't get too down about this result, even though we feel like we should be coming away with a win, the games are coming thick and fast and we go again on Tuesday in what will be another tough game."

Rovers are on the road once again when they face Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday, and Coppinger says there is a real drive within the team to bounce back with a win as they look to cement their place in League One's top six.

"We still have to remember that we are in a good position, having the cup run now means we have a couple games in hand and if we can pick up some good points from those games then we can look to cement our position in the play-offs," he added.

"We have a good squad with a positive manager, and we'll all be back on the training ground come Monday looking ahead to Shrewsbury now and getting a win over there - it's a big opportunity for us.

"We have a lot of teams still to play that are in and around where we are at the minute and there's 14 more games left, it's all about ticking those off and making sure we're in the best position we can be."

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