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WATCH | McCann speaks of frustration at manner of Notts County defeat

19 August 2023

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WATCH | McCann speaks of frustration at manner of Notts County defeat

19 August 2023

Grant McCann says he will not accept a lack of fight from his players after being left bitterly disappointed with the poor showing in defeat to Notts County.

The visitors to the Eco-Power Stadium were largely comfortable in the game as they cruised to a three-goal lead before Deji Sotona netted an added time consolation.

McCann felt much of the performance from Rovers was unacceptable, particularly a poor workrate at times off the ball.

He said: "When you watch the first goal back, we don't sprint, we don't close it down quick enough and we let Bostock just cross the ball. This is something we have to improve on.

"What I see at the minute is teams with more energy and more aggression than us out of possession and that is something I can't live with. I can live with getting beat when a team is head and shoulders better than us. At times Notts County were. But I can't live with people not running and working. That's on us.

"We concede from a cross into the box and we leave someone who scored 40-odd goals last season completely free and then we do the exact same at the start of the second half in the middle of the box to give ourselves a mountain to climb in the game."

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


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