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Moore: Rovers needed more cutting edge

25 October 2020

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Darren Moore thinks that Rovers lacked cutting edge in the final third despite dominating most of the game.

 A goal from Josh Sims was not enough for Rovers to take anything out of the game against Crewe Alexandra as the visitors got away with three points.   

Moore said: “When I look back we had the better chances, but we just didn’t capitalise on them. It was a great free kick from Harry Pickering. It’s a moment of brilliance from the free kick which has ended up winning them the game. 

“On the basis of the game – I felt we deserved something out of it. I have said to the players that our final touches on the ball and passes didn’t really open them up. At times I wanted us to be a little bit more assured with it.  

“It has been a solid week for us. This has been a typical week like I experienced last season, in terms of the relentlessness of the schedule and that’s why it’s important you don’t get too high on the highs and too low on the lows.”  

The Rovers boss was full of praise for Crewe who came and executed an excellent game plan against his side.  

He added: “Crewe went man-for-man and they were dogged in their approach which is fair play to them. Despite that we still created some great entries into their box. 

“From our final contact on the ball to their defending it alluded us in the end. You have to give credit to them because they came and worked hard. 

“There were moments of brilliance where we showed our qualities in time but we didn’t keep that power in the final third.” 

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