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Anderson rues missed chances

23 December 2020

Tom Anderson feels Rovers should have been clinical in the first-half as Shrewsbury Town ended the sides winning run.

Rovers were dominant in first 45 minutes, but failed to make their chances count and the three points were snatched by Shrewsbury after a second half header by Aaron Pierre.  

He said: “The performance was there and unfortunately the result wasn’t which makes it very frustrating. We have to make sure we don’t get too down about it and make sure that we just focus on the Accrington game. 

“In the first half we dominated and we should have capitalised on that but sometimes you just don’t get that luck. We should have kept the back door shut too because it’s a set piece that we should have dealt with better.  

“Shrewsbury are well drilled and their manager Steve Cotterill’s good at getting his teams well organised. It meant we had to try and be more creative and move the ball quicker.” 

The Shrewsbury game marked the 27-year-olds 100th game for Rovers. He joined from Burnley in 2018 after an impressive loan spell at the Keepmoat Stadium towards the back end of the 2017/18 season.  

He added: “When I found out it was my 100th appearance I was very happy and I am looking forward to having another 100 appearances for the club. 

“It took me a while to get going at the football club but that’s okay because things aren’t always going to go your way. When it doesn’t you have to make sure you do things right. It’s important to keep going because life isn’t always perfect you have to knuckle down.” 

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