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Anderson provides honest assessment of Wigan defeat

11 April 2021

Tom Anderson gave an honest assessment of Rovers’ 4-1 defeat at home to Wigan Athletic in Sky Bet League One.

On the overall performance

“It was nowhere near good enough, I look at myself first and I know that my performance was below par which hurts.

“We’ve got to remember how this feels and use it to try and get out of the run we’re in, it’s down to us as players to do that.

“I feel like I’m repeating myself a lot recently but it’s genuinely an issue that we have to keep working on to try and turn it around.”

On being 2-0 down with less than 15 minutes gone

“Even after conceding twice we were still thinking if we get the next goal then it’s game on, but then they get the third and it is a mountain to climb.

“Taylor got a goal just before half-time and gave us a little bit of a chance, but again we didn’t capitalise on it and it’s very disappointing.

“I haven’t felt like this in a long time but we need to use this pain to come out the other side stronger for it.”

On an emotional dressing room

“People want to win and we have no problem with showing a bit of passion, but we have to start taking that out onto the pitch.

“We’re all here to be better and to win, I’m a bit fed up of saying we need to show more desire because that should never be lacking.

“The manager and his staff are doing everything for us, and at the moment we’re letting them, ourselves and the club down.”

On how the players must respond

“People are saying we’re not the team we were a couple of months ago and that has to hurt us, the run we’ve been on is not good enough.

“Teams can’t just come to our place and turn us over like that, we have to keep fighting and do our talking on the pitch.”


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