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Moore felt final touch just eluded Rovers

23 December 2020

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Darren Moore said he was disappointed not to beat Shrewsbury Town but was pleased with the effort and performance from his players.

After having an early goal chalked off for offside, Rovers were unable to breakdown a resolute Shrewsbury Town side at the Keepmoat Stadium. Aaron Pierre’s goal from a free-kick proved to be the difference.

“I always look for a performance from the players and in spite of the result the boys gave a good account of themselves,” said Moore.

“First half we exposed them to great lengths, and we created opportunities for ourselves.

“There were some finer bits to us that were maybe a bit lacking – we didn’t always choose the right pass or the best option available so that’s something we have to learn from.

“We were undone by a set-play so you’re always disappointed by that but we have to move on.”

Rovers could have gone top with a victory over Shrewsbury Town and Moore believes that is a sign of how far his side have come.

“The players are ok. We’re disappointed because we don’t want to lose games,” he added.

“For the supporters disappointed that we didn’t go top of the league, I understand it but, at the same time, we’re in a position where we could have gone top of the league – that tells us that things are being done right.

“Even if we had gone top at Christmas, there’s still a lot of football to be played. We’re early in the season and we’re still catching up to teams because we’ve played less games.

“We move on, we reset and we prepare for Boxing Day.”

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