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WATCH | McCann on victory over Sheffield Wednesday

26 July 2023

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WATCH | McCann on victory over Sheffield Wednesday

26 July 2023

Grant McCann felt Rovers were able to showcase plenty of what has been worked on at Cantley Park as they saw off Sheffield Wednesday in the pre-season friendly.

Rovers turned in a strong performance against Championship opposition, with Luke Molyneux's second half header handing them the victory over the Owls.

With another pleasing showing earlier in the day for a Rovers XI in a behind-closed-doors game against Middlesbrough U21s, it proved to be a productive day for Rovers.

"A lot of the things we've worked on over the past three to four weeks came to fruition for us, both at the training ground and in the game at the stadium," McCann said. "We've worked a lot on our press and the energy to release, and I think a lot of that came out.

"I'm pleased. We're in a good place physically, fitness-wise we're good. I said after the game at Scunthorpe that we just need to work. By no means are we the finished article - there's a long way to go.

"We need to keep beating the drum in terms of how we want to play so it becomes second nature to them. I was really pleased because both teams we had out showed a lot more in terms of aggression and energy out of possession which, in turn, puts in positions to create a lot more chances."

To hear McCann's thoughts on the latest performance and progress through pre-season, click play on the video above.


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