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Wellens plenty of positives in performance

26 September 2021

Manager Richie Wellens believes there were plenty of positives to take despite defeat at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

Jordy Hiwula gave Rovers the lead ten minutes into the second half, but two penalties which were converted by Luke Jephcott and Conor Grant saw the home side come from behind to snatch the win.

On the performance:

“I’m disappointed with the result but really proud of the performance.

"They’re fourth in the league so that’s the level we’re up against.

“In our shape and the way we played, I thought we were better than them. That gives me a lot of satisfaction.

“My players were so good but they’ve got nothing for it.”

On keeping a level head after taking the lead:

“I thought it was a good performance. My only negative would be that we got a bit panicky when we went 1-0 up.

“We’ve got to get that maturity about us so when we go 1-0 up we realise what got us there and keep doing the same things.

“When we went 1-0 up, we changed a little bit and it got a bit passive.

“If we were in a better league position now, I think we’d take that game and win by two or three but because of where we are, we were a little bit nervy and we let one moment affect us.”

On creating chances:

“In terms of creating chances, I think that’s the best we’ve been.

“We could have had a lot of goals against a top four team away from home.

“Hiwula could have had a hat-trick, Joe Dodoo could have had one, Aidan Barlow comes on and could have scored a couple of headers, so we created lots of chances.”


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