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Gaffer: Rovers worthy of more

15 September 2019

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Darren Moore believes his side were worthy of a win following a 0-0 draw at Portman Road on Saturday.

Despite travelling into the den of one of the title-favourites Ipswich Town, Rovers put on a composed and impressive performance and the manager admits he was a little disappointed not to come away with more.

“We felt we could come to Portman Road and win the game, we had a game plan to win and on balance, across the full 90 minutes, I thought we were worthy of the three points,” he said.

“I felt we created some good chances. We dominated the game in terms of possession, and I thought we used the ball well. They lads performed well, if I had one criticism it was that in the final third, we just didn’t get that killer touch for a goal.

“On the other hand, you always say if you can’t win the game, you make sure you don’t lose it and we haven’t lost today so credit to the players.”

The goalless draw also meant Rovers registered their first clean sheet under Moore and the manager was keen to praise his centre backs’ efforts in keeping one of the league’s most potent finishers – James Norwood – quiet.

“Credit to the boys and the team for the clean sheet,’ he said.

“Tom Anderson and Cameron John will take the plaudits, and credit to them, they’re an excellent pairing - as good a pairing as you’ll see at this level but I felt it was a team performance and I think we starved Ipswich from the ball in terms of our possession. We limited them to very few chances.

“Saturday’s match was the right attitude and the right performance by the players.”

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