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Moore takes positives from Accrington defeat

18 February 2021

Darren Moore says there were positives to take from the defeat to Accrington Stanley in Sky Bet League One.

A deflected goal from Paul Smyth in the first-half meant Rovers will have to wait longer to claim their first ever league victory over Accrington.  

Moore said: “First-half we were excellent but in the second the game became scrappier because Accrington pushed people on more and stopped us playing out from the back. 

“They did well at stopping us from playing. We could have done better at reacting to that but overall I am pleased with the performance.

“We were closer to being more of the side we know we are and performed more towards the standards we’ve set ourselves this season.” 

After defeats in their previous two league games, Moore felt there was significant improvement from his side on Wednesday night.  

He added: “The performance was there and it provides us with something to build on heading into Saturday’s game against Hull City. 

“We hit the woodwork and made Nathan Baxter pull off some good saves. Accrington worked really hard for that result and had to really dig in.  

“You never take anything for granted in football and I have always maintained that you never get too high on the highs and too low on the lows.”  

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