Gary McSheffrey felt Rovers showed a good response in the second half of the win over Spennymoor Town on Wednesday night.
McSheffrey’s side trailed at the break but goals from Liam Ravenhill, George Miller and Ro-Shaun Williams sealed a third straight victory in pre-season.
He said: “I thought in the first half we played some good football but had too much of it in front of them, and then got caught on the counter attack.
“We didn’t press high enough from the front and we needed more energy, which I felt George (Miller) brought us when he came on.
“It was totally different after the break, we played the game in their half and won the ball back a lot higher up the pitch.
“We were forcing errors with our intensity and scored goals at good times, we were showing a lot more of what we’ve been working on.”
With another win to their name, McSheffrey is hoping the winning feeling will continue to improve morale in the dressing room, regardless of the opposition.
He added: “Each game we’ve played the level of opponents has increased and we’ve managed to maintain that winning mentality which is important in pre-season.
“George has got three in three which again is a good habit we want more of, we’re still a little bit off in some areas but that will come.”