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Halliday praises Rovers attitude

8 November 2020

Brad Halliday felt Rovers showed a great deal of professionalism in the Emirates FA Cup first round victory over FC United of Manchester.

A 5-1 win at Broadhurst Park secured Rovers’ progression, and the right-back says they did what was necessary on the day. 

He said: “I thought we were fantastic, the lads did really well because it’s always tough going up against lower league opposition. 

“Fair play to them they’re a good team, we respected them but implemented our ideas on the game and got the win. 

“It’s always nice to get the first goal in a game like that, it’s an area we’ve struggled in recently but it does make things easier.” 

With Andy Butler taking charge of the team on a temporary basis, Halliday praised the stand-in manager’s impact on the team. 

He added: “Butts has done brilliantly since he’s taken over, it’s a strange one for us and something we won’t see happen very often. 

“The lads have reacted well to it and we’ve stuck to the game plan that the gaffer has given Butts to go with. 

“We all have respect for Butts and seeing him doing well with the Belles is good, for him to get that first-team experience is great for him.”

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