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Moore pleased with focused Rovers against Peterborough

22 September 2019

Darren Moore praised his team’s efforts at both ends of the pitch in the 2-0 win over Peterborough United on Saturday.

Kieran Sadlier had a hand in both Rovers’ goals, crossing for James Coppinger’s header at the front post and extending the lead just 10 minutes later with a wonderful solo effort. Keeping a clean sheet against the league’s top scorers rounded off an impressive afternoon for Rovers.

“We’re pleased with the result, it was a good afternoon’s work against what we all know is a good team,” Moore said.

“Like I said in the week, we were going to have to be at our best to get any kind of result, but I thought the players earned it. They worked extremely hard, took the chances when they came and towards to end, we battled well, put our bodies on the line and made sure we were there to block shots and crosses. If one man was beaten, there was another to back him up - I’m really pleased with how they went about their work.

“We didn’t sit back when we got the second, we wanted another one and another one. I thought we used the ball really well, got into threatening positions and when you keep getting into those positions you will score goals. I was pleased we kept creating chances.”

Rovers have put together their best start to a league season for 17 years, but Moore refused to get carried away.

“It’s been a solid start to the season, but we keep working. We’re relatively a new team, you’ve only got three or four players on the pitch from last season, so we’re still working,” he added.

“At the moment, the message is clear, and we’re focused on performances. I’ve been clear from day one about that. I’ll leave you to talk about stats - I can only echo what’s going on inside the football club in terms of going forward.

“We try to stick to what we’re about, there’s a lot of belief in what we’re trying to do. You’re not seeing anything different in this game to any of the other games, we try to play when it’s time to play and we work hard out of possession.”

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