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Moore has warned against complacency ahead of Tuesday

28 January 2020

Darren Moore has warned against complacency as Rovers prepare to face league strugglers Southend United at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Rovers beat the Blues 7-1 in the reverse fixture a match in which the home side had two men sent off and scored two own goals. Southend have been on a better run recently and registered their first win under manager Sol Campbell on January 18.

“Southend have turned a corner. They’ve gone four games unbeaten so you can see the work that Sol’s putting in. Slowly but surely, they’re putting performances together,” Moore said.

“The game at Roots Hall was at a time when Sol didn’t have anything to do with the team and on the night, everything went well for Doncaster and everything that could have gone wrong went wrong for Southend. It will be a different game on Tuesday.

“They’ll come up here and we’ve got to be professional because we know that they will be a strong, well-organised team and they carry threats. If people are expecting Tuesday to be a straightforward three points then they are mistaken. It’s a game that, if we are going to win, we’re going to have to earn it. It’s going to be a tough game.”

Moore is looking forward to meeting up with Campbell, a man he believes is getting things right at the South Coast club.

“Sol had a wonderful playing career. He’s a wonderful man and is somebody I admire,” he added.

“He’s getting it right at Southend and he will get it right there. He is a student of the game, and hardworking. That’s why, as a manager, he has a bright future. You can see, slowly but surely, that he’s turned a corner with Southend United and they’re heading in the right direction.

“I’m looking forward to seeing him tomorrow and we’ll see how the contest goes.”


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