Darren Moore is looking forward to facing tougher opposition when they welcome Championship sides Hull City and Huddersfield Town to the Keepmoat Stadium.
Huddersfield Town visit on Wednesday evening with Grant McCann’s Hull City set to visit on Saturday. Rovers have so far played lower league local opposition in the pre-season with trips to Gainsborough and Rossington, as well as facing Halifax behind closed doors before facing Grimsby Town at Blundell Park.
“We’ve got some wonderful stern opposition coming into town – former Premier League team Huddersfield Town on Wednesday and Championship team Hull City on Saturday,” said Moore.
“That’s what you want, really set the bar high In terms of preparation, the lads have got to be pushed outside their comfort zone and those two teams will provide a stern test.”
Moore also stated that he’s set to turn up the pressure and the heat in his second week in charge.
“I’ve only had a week with them, so we can’t be too hypercritical of them because I’ve seen improvements. The second week is to improve those, sharpen those and rubberstamp those,” he explained.
“When I came in, I always wanted to look at these first ten days – that gave me two games and time so I could see the dynamic and balance of the team. Obviously, Saturday’s match gave me a lot more food for thought.
“I’ve given everyone the opportunity in the last ten days so I can look at the squad - that includes the young players. I’ve been working with them all week and it’s been good to work with them on an individual basis too. I know what’s available, I know what’s there and we’ll continue to build on what we’ve started.”
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