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McSheffrey: We ran out of steam

20 February 2022

Gary McSheffrey felt Rovers put in a good performance against Sheffield Wednesday but ran out of steam late in the second half.

Rovers took the lead through an excellent penalty from Dan Gardner. From that point, McSheffrey’s side had a couple of chances to extend their lead but paid the price for not taking them as a strong Owls side worked their way back into the game from the 70th minute onwards to win 3-1.

On the loss:

“We got our noses in front thanks to a great penalty. Our shape was good and we soaked up pressure which allowed us to hit them on the counter-attack.

“We felt in control but their ex-Premier League and international players shone through and gave them that bit of extra quality that made it hard to control for us.

“All of the goals were avoidable though, which is frustrating.

“We have to draw a line in the sand and go again. We have to keep going and grinding through this period.”

On Rovers not taking their chances:

“We had a massive chance to make it 2-0 and if that would have gone in I think it would have been game over, and we would have seen out the game.

“We put in a good performance, and the fans could see that, but we ran out of steam.”

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