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McCann pleased with Rovers' perseverance in Accrington draw

10 December 2023


McCann pleased with Rovers' perseverance in Accrington draw

10 December 2023

Grant McCann praised his Rovers players for the manner in which they persevered in difficult circumstances at Accrington Stanley.

Weather conditions had a major impact on the game with both sides lacking cohesion in the face of howling winds and relentless rain as they battled out a goalless draw.

Rovers’ produced an excellent defensive effort to help secure a first away point of the season and could have won the game in the later stages when Harrison Biggins hit the crossbar with a header.

“We just kept going,” McCann said. I was pleased with the lads’ attitude to keep the ball out of the back of the net.

“When the game is not really going how you want it to and because of the conditions, you’ve just got to stay in the game.

“There’s been times this season where we’ve lost close games like that so this is a step in the right direction for us.”

On the weather conditions, McCann felt the circumstances meant the result was a good point for his side against a strong Accrington outfit.

“It’s the same for both teams and I don’t think there were many clear cut chances in the game.

“I remember the second half, they had one quite early on when Owen Bailey made a really good block and Harrison Biggins hit the bar for us.

“It was a scrappy game with not much football played. The conditions were shocking but I’m pleased with the boys.

“That was a good point. It’s a tough place to come and a lot of teams would have folded here in the conditions and with the fans behind them.

“We’ll take the point and move on.

“Games like that, a bit of individual quality usually wins them. It didn’t happen. We were hoping that header from Biggo would drop under the bar after a good bit of play from Jamie Sterry and a good ball from Ben Close.”

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