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Molyneux calls for Rovers to stay switched on in face of Stevenage directness

17 April 2023

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Molyneux calls for Rovers to stay switched on in face of Stevenage directness

17 April 2023

Luke Molyneux insists Rovers must be at their very best in defending the box as they prepare to face Stevenage.

Molyneux - who netted in Saturday’s draw at Stevenage - pointed to the directness of Tuesday’s hosts as a major threat that Rovers must deal with.

Molyneux on the test of Stevenage:

“It’s going to be a tough game. I’ve played against them in the last couple of years and they haven’t changed. We all know how Steve Evans likes to play - it’s going to be a lot of long ball and a lot of fight. They’re going to go for set pieces and crosses into the box. That’s where they score the majority of the goals.

“If we can reduce the set pieces and defend our box really well, we should have no problem against them.”

On the run of form:

“It’s disappointing and not what you want. When you come to a new team, you want to be fighting for play-offs and getting towards promotion. To have that cut short and not be close to the play-offs at this point of the season is not what you want.

“Obviously it’s disappointing but at the moment, with injuries, we’ve got to just take every game as it comes.

“We’ve not scored enough goals or created enough chances. But then also defensively, I feel like we concede a lot of poor goals and a lot of goals from individual errors.

“Most of our goals are from good play or good strikes outside the box. But when we concede goals they’re from poor errors. We give goals away too easily.”

On fan frustrations:

“We hear it all. I feel sorry for the gaffer because ultimately we’re the players on the pitch - we’re the ones putting the performances in and doing what he’s asked. We need to take a lot of the responsibility as well. We’re the ones making the errors.

“On Saturday we should have been coming away from the game with three points. We should easily have been winning that game. It was a lot of errors that cost us.

“We go into every game wanting to get three points. We need to put in a performance that is better than the last. You want excitement for the fans to go into next season so hopefully we can finish strong in the last four games.”

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