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Whiting taking positives from Rotherham draw

26 April 2022

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Rovers U18s defender Jak Whiting has highlighted that positives were shown in his side’s display away at Rotherham United despite been left disappointed to have only come away with a point.

The youth team came from a goal down early in the first-half to take the lead through Corie Cole and Jack Goodman before conceding an equaliser late on as the spoils were shared in the South Yorkshire derby.

The result meant the U18s were denied a third victory against the Millers this season, leaving Whiting frustrated to have not come away with more.

He said: “It’s quite disappointing for us really, we came with a game plan that would affect and damage them but with the conditions and the way they played we ended up trying to fight them at the wrong game and that’s probably why we haven’t ended up with the result that we wanted.

“Having said that, there were still positives to take from the game but it’s frustrating to concede from two set-pieces so that’s an area we need to work on.”

Rovers have two games remaining this season and despite the league title being out of the reach of Cook’s side, Whiting pointed out the need for a good end to the term.

He added: “We’re a strong group, we’ll spend the time in our sessions working on those set-pieces and keep playing the football that we’re capable of.

“The games that are left won’t be as much of a dog fight as that so it’s just important that we get back to our footballing ways, get a result in the next game and end our season strongly.”

Whiting and his teammates will now aim to build on this result and build some end-of-season momentum as they turn their attentions to their final home game of the season on the 3G pitch at the Eco-Power Stadium against Grimsby Town on April, Friday 29. 

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