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Hunt: It's not good enough

2 December 2021

Assistant manager Noel Hunt was on media duties following Rovers’ defeat to Crewe Alexandra in the Papa John’s Trophy.

Goals either side of the break by Ben Knight and Oli Finney sealed a 2-0 win for the home side at the Mornflake Stadium.

On defeat to Crewe:

“There wasn’t much in the game. We got in good areas and got crosses into the box, but they looked like they wanted to score and we didn’t.

“Their first goal is a great finish, but players have to do better and win their individual battles.

“I thought first half we created chances but because we haven’t scored, we go away from the game plan, and it’s like the hunger and desire to work hard and get in the positions to score.

“You’ve got to have the mentality to keep doing the right things when you go behind. We don’t. We start playing with fear, and we don’t press as high.

“We know it’s not good enough. We’re second bottom of the league and we’ve been knocked out of the cup and it’s not good enough.”

On current form:

“It was disappointing all round.

“We have to look at ourselves as staff, players, the lot and this is not acceptable.

“It wasn’t acceptable in my playing career to lose like this and it’s not acceptable now.

“It’s not good enough. It’s not good enough for the Doncaster Rovers and it’s not good enough for us. We can’t accept this.

“It has to change and we know that.

“We’ve come to a group decision that we’re going to come in every day until we make this right as a team and as a group.”

On looking ahead to Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup match against Mansfield Town:

“Saturday’s a big game, we know that.

“We’ll be in on Thursday and Friday and we’ll be working hard so we’re ready for it.

“We need to develop a mental toughness, so that when things are hard in games we dig in and we fight.”

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