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Rowe: we have to work harder

29 August 2021

Tommy Rowe says the Rovers need to be more aggressive in their game as they lost 2-0 to local rivals Rotherham United.

A first-half brace from Rotherham’s Michael Smith meant defeat for Richie Wellens’ men, despite the home side going down to the ten men in the second half.

On Rovers’ performance:

“We’re disappointed to lose the derby. We need to be ruthless and get some points on the board.

“We were matched up quite evenly man vs man. We had a game plan where we thought we could expose them and there was signs of that working but it just comes down to that little bit where you have to commit and drive at your man.

“Credit to Rotherham for how they have set themselves up. They are a hard to beat team and physically they can dominate. We came to win our individual battles and play our own game. Too many times in this league you can get sucked into other people’s games.

“We have to work harder, maintain our high standards and put everything into our training sessions before we return match action.

“Don’t let games like this go by and just accept it – we never will. We want to win every game regardless of the inexperience."

On his versatility this season:

“I came in to play left back and I think it says a lot about our situation that I’ve covered a few positions so far this season.

“With injuries and illnesses you have to do your bit for the team and I will always do that and I know the rest of the team will too.”


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