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WATCH | McCann reacts to the draw against Mansfield Town

15 August 2023

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WATCH | McCann reacts to the draw against Mansfield Town

15 August 2023

Rovers may have got off the mark for the season and shown a good deal of improvement in the 2-2 draw against Mansfield Town but Grant McCann was far from happy with dropping points at home.

Goals from Tom Nixon and Joe Ironside had Rovers leading twice on the night, only for Mansfield to hit back through Louis Reed and George Maris in an at-times breathless contest.

McCann was pleased with the progress made by Rovers, particularly following the disappointing performance at Newport County four days earlier.

But he made it clear that failing to win at the Eco-Power Stadium was not something to celebrate.

He said: "I want to see more fight and determination before we can see the fruits of how we want to play. The basics of football are making sure you work, you run and fight and the bits after that come.

"We've drilled that into the players over the last couple of days and hopefully the fans could see that.

"I'm not happy with a point at home, no matter what stage we're at or what stage the opposition are.

"It's a step in the right direction for us in what we've shown in the first two league games."

To hear McCann's full post-match press conference, click play on the video above.


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