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McCann: We are right back in the tie

12 May 2019

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Grant McCann praised Rovers’ second-half performance as Matty Blair’s effort kept his side in with a chance of reaching Wembley.

Blair’s late header came after Charlton had opened up a 2-0 lead in the first leg of the Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final, but McCann believes the tie is still wide open going into Friday’s second leg.
 
“I’m pleased for Matty, it was a good header at the back post and Mallik’s done well with the cross - we’re right in this tie now and we know what we’ve got to do at The Valley on Friday,” he said.
 
“I thought in the second half we were outstanding, we camped in their half and we passed and we probed. Maybe we lacked a cutting edge at times, but we played our game and I felt we could or should have had a couple more goals."

McCann said his players will not be intimidated by the prospect of needing a win in south-east London.
 
“I don’t think any game in this league should be daunting, especially in the play-offs. Charlton are 2-1 up and it’s half-time in the tie: ut will be a good game on Friday,” he added.
 
“We know what we have to do. We’ve got ourselves back in the tie and now we have to go there and get ourselves back on a level playing field before we can push on.
 
“It’s going to be difficult, but we have to approach Friday’s game with the same mindset that we had during the second half on Sunday. Charlton are a good side, but we’ve shown for long periods of that game, and our most recent league game that we can match them.”

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