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Moore looks for quick reaction

19 January 2020

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Darren Moore felt Rovers were unfortunate to be edged out by the odd goals as they lost for the first time in four games against Coventry City on Saturday.

Jordan Shipley’s first-half strike was enough for the Sky Blues to end Rovers’ 100 per cent record of wins and clean sheets in 2020, but Moore says he won’t be getting too low following the defeat in Sky Bet League One.

“I can have no complaints really, Coventry were a good side who played with a lot of fluidity and a good attacking style, they got the goal and then managed to hold on and that’s what’s shaved it for them and we couldn’t get back into the game,” he said.

“They’ve had a lot of success over the past couple of years, they’ve built on that too, I was largely pleased with our performance, they gave everything out there but the goal shaded it, we’ve had two tight games with them this season.

“We had our half moments in the game, we had a couple of things that just didn’t go our way and that could have helped us get back in the game, I don’t get too high and I don’t get too low when things don’t go our way though.”

Rovers head to the North East to face Sunderland on Friday as they look to get back to winning ways immediately, and Moore will be looking for hard work on the training ground in the build-up.

“We always want to try and raise our levels and be better with the ball, I still feel there’s a real identity about us, our work off the ball was excellent in parts, we want to try and build up that momentum again very quickly,” he said.

“We’ve worked as the weeks have gone by, we’ll keep working hard on all aspects of the game and that won’t stop, we’ve been winning games and now we’ve lost once we’ll look to build again.

“We know we have another tough game coming up in a few days up at Sunderland, we’ll go away and analyse this game and then move on quickly and get ready to go again.”


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