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Sheaf felt Rovers deserved something from Portsmouth game

6 October 2019

Midfielder Ben Sheaf felt Rovers were hard done by after a late defeat to Portsmouth in Sky Bet League One.

Ellis Harrison’s 91st-minute header saw Pompey snatch three points at the Keepmoat Stadium, despite a dominant performance from Rovers, and Sheaf is looking for his side to take more chances in front of goal.

“It was a pretty dominant performance from us to be honest so we’re all a bit disappointed to be coming away from that with nothing to show for our efforts, we know we need to take our chances more,” he said.

“We created a lot and we did well to make those entries into the final third as much as we did, we just need to find that cutting edge and that ruthlessness in front of goal to improve those results.

“It’s disappointing not to get anything when you know just how much you’ve dominated the ball and possession, restricted their chances, but they’ve took their goals well and credit to the lad at the end because it was an unbelievable header.”

Sheaf, on a season-long loan from Arsenal, has been a regular starter under Darren Moore so far this campaign, and he feels there is a lot more to come from both him and his team-mates.

“I’m really enjoying myself here at the minute, I’ve played a lot of football whilst I’ve been here and I’m feeling good, we play some really good stuff and the style of play really suits my game and the way I like to play,” he added.

“I’m looking to continue that and I want to help us get a few more wins on the board now, we’ve been doing all the right things recently but we just need to start putting the chances in the back of the net.

“I think generally the start for us all has been fairly positive, you could look at the two games we’ve lost in the league and say that we probably didn’t deserve to come away with nothing, overall we know we’ve come a long way but there’s still a lot more to come from us I’m sure.”


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