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McSheffrey reflects on first game in charge

5 December 2021

Gary McSheffrey spoke to the media after Rovers were beaten 3-2 by Mansfield Town in the Emirates FA Cup second round.

Three second-half goals did the damage for the Stags, with Rovers unable to capitalise on Branden Horton’s early opener.

On not getting through:

“Obviously we’re disappointed not to get the result. I thought in the first-half we came out well and pressed them aggressively.

“With a bit more quality and cutting edge in decision making I felt that we could have gone further ahead.

“They made a change in personnel and shape at half-time and that seemed to swing the momentum in their favour.”

On struggling to deal with Mansfield in the second-half:

“For 15 minutes we didn’t have an answer for them and you could see they were winning first contacts all over the pitch.

“Their midfield had more energy and we struggled to stop them from coming at us as the game went on.

“We tried to ride the storm and get up the pitch a bit quicker, I think we have to be better at managing games in certain periods.”

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