Rovers U18s midfielder Josh Lindley felt his side’s 0-0 draw at Lincoln City in the Professional Development League Cup showed the response that the team needed.
Chad Gribble’s side could not convert the chances they had created in the game but picked up a result that saw them stay at the summit of Group C with just one match remaining in the group stage.
He said: “In the first-half I think we did really well by playing good football and we created some good opportunities off the back of that.
“We came in at half-time thinking we’d be able to take home a result because we should’ve probably scored in that opening half but it wasn’t to be in the end.
“The second was a bit tougher for us but we still managed to create some chances and it’s great that we’ve managed to keep the clean sheet because Lincoln are a team who’ve scored 25 goals in five games.
“It’s a great response to what happened against Harrogate because I think not conceding at Lincoln shows that conceding five in the prior game was just a blip and now we’re back.”
With the team conceding their first goals from open play at Harrogate Town in the previous game, Lindley felt going back to the fundamentals in training helped Rovers to put that behind them.
He added: “The focus in the week running up to the game was on how to restructure and build our confidence back up by going back to the basics of football.
“We’ve managed to show that in our performance against Lincoln and I think we’ve shown that it was just a one-off.”