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WATCH | Grant McCann's verdict on 'controlled' win over Gillingham

23 September 2023

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WATCH | Grant McCann's verdict on 'controlled' win over Gillingham

23 September 2023

Grant McCann felt Rovers delivered their best performance of the season to see off early Sky Bet League Two leaders Gillingham at the Eco-Power Stadium.

Ben Close scored two superb efforts to secure the 2-1 win and make it consecutive league triumphs for Rovers.

McCann was particularly pleased with the control Rovers had on the game in the second half, which laid the groundwork for Close to smash in a 25 yard winner on 87 minutes.

"We had to be very good to win and I felt in the second half we were as good as we have been this season," he said. "I thought we were really in control.

"We're yet to have that full 90 minute performance. We're still searching and that takes some doing, every manager will tell you that. Teams will always have a spell against you.

"I felt that Gillingham didn't really have much of a spell against us and on a whole, I felt the second half was a real performance from us. I could feel the team taking on board the information we had given them, particularly in taking up the pockets of space to have that control of the game against a top, top team."

To watch McCann's full post-match interview, click play on the video above.


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