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McSheffrey expecting tough game vs Plymouth

28 January 2022

Rovers boss Gary McSheffrey is relishing the upcoming fixture run which starts with a visit from Plymouth Argyle to the Eco-Power Stadium.

Rovers will have nine games in four weeks against tough Sky Bet League One opposition with many against teams in the top ten.

On the tough fixture schedule: 

“The upcoming fixtures excite me. It’s the reason I am in football. You want to play top teams as you must embrace it and enjoy it.  

“We have to try and make the Eco-Power Stadium a fortress for the rest of the season. If we can do that, we will give ourselves a good shout. 

“We relish being the underdogs. The pressure is a bit easier on us because everyone is expecting the teams coming here to beat us. We are trying to go into games to cause upsets. 

“We have to match or work harder than every team we play against and hope our quality comes through. We have to maintain the work rate and intensity in every game.” 

On his expectation of Plymouth: 

“Plymouth are a real threat with good attackers and midfielders. They can make tricky runs and although they are conceding more lately, they can still score plenty. We are going to have to be right at it from the start of the game to get anything out of it.  

“It was nice to beat MK Dons as it has instilled confidence and put smiles on faces. But before that, we had created a happy atmosphere at the training ground. They are enjoying coming into work and are buying into the work ethic. 

“If we can create that atmosphere, results will take care of themselves.” 

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