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Wellens gutted for fans

29 August 2021

Richie Wellens was gutted for supporters after Rovers’ 2-0 defeat to South Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United.

His assessment of the game:

“Sometimes we played through them easily but then we would turn back and allow them to get back into their shape.

“The biggest frustration of all is we know their threats with Michael Smith and we don’t put a front screen in front of him and we dangle a leg for both goals.

“We have shown where we are at and Rotherham have shown where they are at. They are a big physical team that have come down from the Championship last year.

“We did not compete physically and we did not put the ball in the box when playing against ten men.

“I’m gutted our supporters have come away without seeing us have some good chances, particularly when playing against ten men.

“This international break has come at a welcomed time.”

On injuries and game management vs Rotherham:

“When we get Jon Taylor and Jordy Hiwula back it will change our dynamics massively.

“We are working on things that are a bit alien to us at the minute. I had to bring on Tiago because we needed a goal but I did not want to risk him because of his calf.

“I’m hoping we will have one or two bodies back for Rotherham in the Papa John’s Trophy game.”


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