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Moore impressed with Rovers togetherness

21 February 2021

Darren Moore praised the togetherness of his side to salvage a draw against promotion hopefuls Hull City.

Rovers went in 3-1 down at half-time but a penalty from Omar Bogle and a sensational late free kick from James Coppinger in the second-half ensured the boys in gold took a point from their Yorkshire rivals. 

Moore said: “Because of the way the game finished it almost feels as good as a win. When you’re up against a formidable team who are – on paper – the strongest team in the league, and you’re 3-1 down to come back shows the spirit and character of the players. 

“After the Accrington game I felt we turned a corner and they have built on top of that against Hull, which I am happy with.  

“The players showed tremendous character. We knew we needed that to get back into the game."

The Rovers boss was full of praise for his substitutes and Bogle, who opened his account for the club after joining from Charlton Athletic in January. 

He added: “At half-time we said that despite us being 3-1 down, we felt Hull were having the most problems to deal with. We had just as many chances as they did in the first-half but only thing they did differently was they put their chances away. They defended ours well. 

“They dropped off in two banks of four into a midblock and I felt it was the perfect game for John Bostock to come in and get his foot on the ball. It allowed us to build through the pitch. John was able to orchestrate things from a central zone and keep us moving. 

“I’m pleased that Omar has got off the mark. You have seen his work since he’s come in and he brings so much to us. His hold up play is excellent and we’ve got someone who we can get the ball from. He gives us that extra dimension.” 

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