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WATCH | Proud Grant McCann reflects on Carabao Cup clash with Everton

30 August 2023

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WATCH | Proud Grant McCann reflects on Carabao Cup clash with Everton

30 August 2023

Grant McCann declared himself proud of Rovers’ efforts in their Carabao Cup clash with Everton.

Rovers were much the better side for the first hour and deservedly led through Joe Ironside before a light fightback from the Premier League side.

“I’m pleased and proud of the boys’ performance,” he said. “I thought the levels were good, playing against a top class team.

“I thought particularly in the first half we were excellent in terms of what we did. The second half was difficult, with the changes they made they seemed to get a lot stronger.

“But right up until they scored, I thought we were good and defensively strong. The duels we were good and we were calm in our play.

“The first goal was a bit of a sickener for us, even though it was an excellent goal and a great run. The second one is avoidable for us. We speak to the players all the time about keeping people outside or if they do come inside, track their runs.

“When you give someone of that quality that space you’ll get punished.

“Overall, the overriding thoughts is being really pleased with the lads to go toe to toe with a very good team.”

To watch Grant’s full post-match press conference, click video on the play above.


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