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Knoyle says attention must quickly turn to Monday following Bolton defeat

16 April 2022

Full back Kyle Knoyle feels Rovers missed an opportunity to pick up an important three points against Bolton Wanderers but must dust themselves down quickly in the fight for survival.

Rovers managed to draw level against the Trotters with Mipo Odubeko’s first goal for the club, only for Kieran Sadlier to put the visitors back ahead almost immediately.

Though frustrated with the manner of the defeat in which Rovers played well, Knoyle insists attention must immediately turn to Monday’s trip to Shrewsbury Town. 

Knoyle on how the game played out:

“We’re very disappointed with the result.

“I thought for spells of the game we performed really well but the start of each half is a definite area we can improve on because it was poor.

“I felt getting the equaliser that we could have kicked on and gone on to win the game. To concede at that point was obviously disappointing. We need to cut that out in the next three games to make sure we get the results we need.

“There’s a lot of positives to take from it but the result is very disappointing.

“We’ve just got to pick ourselves and go again on Monday. That’s all we can do.”

On the improvement in form in recent games:

“There’s been a difference in us in the last three games.

“We’ve been on top for the majority of the games and created a lot of chances.

“It’s just that with the position we’re in, we need to take the chances and finish the game off.”

On his attacking play:

“I’ve played in a lot of different positions recently but now I’m back in my natural position and I want to get forward as much as I can and create chances and contribute at that end of the pitch.

“I was happy in the first half but second half I felt I could have supplied better crosses. That’s something I need to keep working on and hopefully I can deliver in the next three games.

“The manager has given me the freedom and the licence to get up the other end of the pitch and link with whoever plays ahead of me.”

On the chance of survival:

“We’ve just got to keep believing in ourselves as a group.

“People will rule us out but until it’s mathematically impossible, we’ve still got a chance and we’ve got to keep believing.

“We need to move forward and attack the next three games and get the best results we can.”


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