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Wellens proud of performance

15 August 2021

Club News

Wellens proud of performance

15 August 2021

Richie Wellens was proud of his players efforts despite being beaten 2-0 at Sheffield Wednesday in Sky Bet League One.

Late goals from Barry Bannan and Dennis Adeniran sealed the win for the Owls, after Rovers had more than held their own for much of the afternoon.

On his side’s performance:

“I thought we were the better team for the majority of the game, but they had a moment from a good player that took it away from us.

“We controlled possession and in the first-half we were excellent, the best chances fell to us.

“I’m proud of the players because the progression over the past week since the Wimbledon game has been clear to see.

“Our three in midfield controlled the game, but then we just switch off and allow Bannan to get in a dangerous area.”

On needing to be better in the final third:

“We lacked a bit of quality in the final third, our attacking options are limited compared to the team we came up against.

“Our supporters were excellent and we gave them a lot to shout about, we just let ourselves down in the final third.

“We’ve missed a penalty and then had a chance straight after but you can’t give up opportunities like that.”

On Ethan Galbraith’s performance on debut:

“I think he’s got the potential to be a top player and he seemed to take the big crowd and atmosphere in his stride.

“It didn’t phase him and he took the ball in all areas of the pitch, he probably only gave the ball away once in the whole game.”

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