Luke Molyneux insists Rovers will continue fighting on despite top seven aspirations taking a significant blow with defeat at Salford City.
Rovers made their first visit to the Peninsula Stadium looking to cut the gap to three points to Salford, who started the day in the final play-off berth.
But errors proved costly and saw the hosts run out 3-1 winners.
On how the game played out:
“It was a tough game. They were the better side at the end of the day and deserved the win. They were more comfortable on the ball than us, created a lot more chances and we just need to be a lot better than that.
“It was quite annoying after we got the equaliser because we could have pushed on and created more chances to take the lead but two poor goals cost us.
“They have some quality players but we do as well. It was one of those days where we were just poor.”
On the impact on the aspirations for the remainder of the season:
“If we got a good result it would have put us only three points behind them with a game in hand. It is a big gap now but we’ll take it game by game and take it from there.”
On inconsistency in performances:
“In every game the boys give it everything. We come off the pitch knowing we’ve given it everything. We can’t always create those chances and we can’t always be ruthless. We just need to up that a bit.”
On his own form:
“I’ve been enjoying myself. I’ve played most games this season when I’ve been available. I haven’t scored as many goals as I’d have liked but I feel like I’m starting to play good football and creating more chances. I got the assist in this one but the three points is the main thing and we didn’t get that.”
On the mood in the dressing room:
“Everyone is disappointed because we know that we didn’t play anywhere near our best. We just know we need to put it right on Tuesday.”