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McSheffrey previews tough test against Lincoln

14 February 2022

Gary McSheffrey says he’s challenged his side to show a response when Rovers travel to Lincoln City on Tuesday evening.

Rovers fell to a 4-0 defeat at Portsmouth at the weekend after being the better team in the opening 45 minutes and the manager says the players must show better resilence when they face the Imps.

 

On the match against Lincoln City:

“It’s a big game - it’s a bit of a derby.

"I expect us to be at it and want to win and be hard to beat and hard to score against.

“Lincoln are organised and technical. They like to play out from the back and they’ve got some firepower. 

“We need to be disciplined, disrupt their patterns of play and figure out how to hurt them when we get the ball.”

 

On finding consistency: 

“Going back-to-back is massive, so it’s disappointing that we haven’t been able to build on wins at MK Dons or Sunderland.

“We have played against good teams since then and we’ve come up short.

“We know that getting the next win is massive. We need to start picking up points and the lads are under no illusions that they need to respond on Tuesday night.”

 

On long-term vision: 

“I think it’s important that whoever comes into this club and whatever players are playing for the club that there’s a blueprint and a DNA to the Doncaster way.

“Whenever I played against Doncaster teams, you knew what to expect. It was technical midfielders, no nonsense defenders and hardworking forwards, and the players we’ve brought in in January fit that brief.

“It’s going to take a bit of time to get back to that, but we also need instant results in the meantime.”

 

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