Gary McSheffrey spoke to the media following a 2-1 defeat at home to Wigan Athletic in Sky Bet League One.
A second-half Omar Bogle goal wasn’t enough to earn Rovers a positive result against the promotion contenders.
On the energy his side showed:
“It was a big improvement in terms of our work rate and the levels we reached to compete.
“The game is won and lost in both boxes and we switched off on two occasions which resulted in goals.
“I felt we gained in confidence before half-time and matched them, but we missed that bit of composure when we got into good areas.”
On not giving up at 2-0:
“Omar (Bogle) came on and we’re pleased he got himself a goal, we found a way to put a bit of pressure on them.
“We saw a response from the players and we looked like we were growing into it but they used their experience to see it out.
“I’d like to think we’ve given the fans something to hold onto in the fact that we gave it everything from start to finish.”