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Calm heads saw Rovers to Rochdale win claims Agard

2 October 2022

Club News

Calm heads saw Rovers to Rochdale win claims Agard

2 October 2022

Goalscorer Kieran Agard believe calm heads helped Rovers on the way to the win at Rochdale.

Agard put Rovers ahead as the side recovered from failing to make count a strong start to the game, before comfortably seeing the game out after George Miller restored the lead.

Agard on the manner of the win:

“They made it really tough for us so credit to them.

“But we prepared really well, had a good week and thankfully we got the win.

“We know there are no easy games so we always prepare in the right way.

“We had a good start, didn’t get the early goal but it came eventually.

“They got the goal back and it’s just important to remain calm. These things happen in games and I think we dealt with it well.

“We dealt with it well after going in front and saw the game out well.”

On his goal:

“Sometimes they go in, sometimes they don’t. You’ve just got to keep getting yourself in there and thankfully the goal came.

“I knew Knoyley [Kyle Knoyle] would get his crosses in. I just tried to hold back and he spotted me and got the ball in.

“I just had to get a good touch and finish in the bottom corner. I was happy with that.”

On Joseph Olowu’s injury:

“Joe’s an important player for us and we’re all disappointed that he had to go off.

“We’re rallying around him in the changing room.

“You have to deal with it. We’ve got strength in the team to come off the bench and fill in nicely, which is exactly what Bobby [Faulkner] did.”

On the upcoming trip to Hartlepool:

“Again, we’ll prepare in the right way. There’s no easy games.

“We’ll go there and hopefully give a good account of ourselves.

“We go into each game wanting to win.”

On starting matches:

“It’s really good. Personally I worked really hard over the summer and I’ve waited for my chance. I always know that I can contribute and score goals, that’s showing now.”

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