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James: we lacked conviction

18 February 2021

Reece James felt Rovers were missing conviction in their play in the defeat to Accrington Stanley in Sky Bet League One.

Paul Smyth’s goal just before half-time secured three points for the visitors and made it three straight defeats for Rovers. 

He said: “It was another frustrating night, it was an improvement on the last two games but we have still got to be much better to get results. 

“We’re not quite reaching the levels we were at not so long ago, and we need to make sure we have more conviction about our play. 

“When we broke the lines we looked dangerous but Accrington made it difficult for us and that’s where their goal came from.” 

Despite going through a difficult spell of late, James is confident the team are edging closer to getting back to winning ways. 

He added: “We pride ourselves on being an entertaining and attacking team and that’s something we want to get back to as soon as possible. 

“We’re going through a bit of a rough patch and every team goes through them during the season, it happens and it’s about how you come through that.” 

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