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McSheffrey: We want a response

13 February 2022

Gary McSheffrey gave his thoughts after a heavy defeat to Portsmouth at Fratton Park.

Rovers were the better team in the first half, but four second half goals for the hosts left his side with nothing.

On the game:

“I thought we were the better team first half, but you can’t miss those opportunities to go ahead like we did.

“We got a bit sloppy in the last ten minutes, but I was disappointed that we weren’t leading at half-time.

“Second half, we didn’t do the non-negotiables well enough. We didn’t work hard enough or get organised quickly enough. I don’t think they were peppering us but ultimately their attackers have produced the end product for them.”

 

On players reaction:

“They’re a bit down, but we want a response now. You can’t go into your shell and deflect at times like this.

“They’ve got to go on the pitch and impact things.

“Games are coming thick and fast so we have to dust ourselves down and prepare for Lincoln City on Tuesday.”

 

On travelling support:

“The fans travelled in their numbers and they really supported the lads.

“I think in the first half, they probably saw a performance that was to the standard and worth the journey. But to concede four in the second half is embarrassing and the fans deserved better.”

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