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McCann not promising quick fix but drive for improvement never stops

27 December 2023

Interviews

McCann not promising quick fix but drive for improvement never stops

27 December 2023

Grant McCann is not promising a quick fix to Rovers’ recent frailties but is determined to improve the squad each day.

Rovers have a quick turnaround from the Boxing Day defeat at Notts County as they travel to Mansfield Town on December 29.

“When the games are in such quick succession, we need to prepare quickly for the next one and that’s what we’ll do,” he said. “We’ll look at the Mansfield game, put a plan together and hopefully go there and execute it.

“I just feel at the minute we’re playing individually a bit rather than as a team. We’re not working hard enough for each other in possession and we’re not defending well enough which is costing us.

“There’s a lot of work to do and it’s not going to happen in just a couple of weeks. It’s going to take a bit of time for us to get going again. That’s what we’re looking forward to us as coaches to try to improve this team.

“This is going to be a project and I’m looking forward to rebuilding this football club. It doesn’t change because we’ve lost the last three games and conceded goals. I’m looking forward to rebuilding this club and I will - there’s no doubt about that.

“Myself and my staff will get to the bottom of the issues and make sure we try to move forward and improve all the time.”

Speaking to the media following the defeat at Meadow Lane, McCann said he is not focused on the January transfer window as the catalyst for improvement but believes fresh faces through both recruitment and returns from injury will make a positive impact.

“I’m looking forward to the next game and I’m trying to think about what players we’ll have fit and available for another tough game at Mansfield,” he said.

“January is going to be important for us with recruitment, of course it is. But there’s also trying to get some of the players back. We’ve got a few players quite close, over the next week or two so that might help us a bit.”

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