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McCann: I have unfinished business at Rovers

12 May 2023

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McCann: I have unfinished business at Rovers

12 May 2023

Grant McCann admits he feels there is a degree of unfinished business as he makes his return to Rovers.

The 43-year-old has been appointed manager, four years on from the end of his first spell in charge at the Eco-Power Stadium.

Under McCann, Rovers reached the semi-finals of the Sky Bet League One play-offs in the 2018/19 campaign, which ended with an agonising penalty shootout defeat to Charlton Athletic.

“I loved my time here,” he said. “We had a half-decent season in terms of getting to the top six. I always set standards high. I felt as if we failed, and I said that after the game at Charlton.

“I like to win. I want to make sure the fans understand that. I'm not the greatest of losers but I don't get too low when we lose and we try and move on to the next one.

“So it's a it's a really good challenge for us.”

The desire to prove people wrong drove McCann and his team during his first reign as Rovers manager.

And he feels that is the case once again on his return to the club.

McCann said: “I love a challenge. I love to get my my teeth stuck into proving people wrong.

“I always go into a job with with my eyes wide open. I feel as if I've been semi-successful at my time at Hull in winning the league and here at Doncaster. I was disappointed I couldn't finish the job that I set out at Peterborough but that's football, that's life.

“And you move on without holding any grudges. It's more of me getting to work and getting my teeth stuck into to this job and I'm delighted to be back here.

“It’s about making sure that we have got a squad together that are united as one.

“We will do everything we can to put performances on the pitch that the fans can be proud of and make sure the fans are behind us from from minute one on day one.

“That's by product of how we play and how we go about it and results.”


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