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McCann: The winning run is no achievement just yet

10 April 2024


McCann: The winning run is no achievement just yet

10 April 2024

Rovers may be on their best run of wins in 77 years but Grant McCann insists he feels nothing special has yet been achieved this season.

A 2-1 win over play-off hopefuls Walsall saw Rovers stretch their run of victories to seven - something not achieved since 1947 - and an overall sequence of one defeat in 14 matches.

Despite the impressive form and about turn in fortunes, McCann is steadfastly maintaining his one-game-at-a-time approach, with Accrington Stanley next up at the Eco-Power Stadium at the weekend.

“It feels like nothing yet,” he said. “We’ve still got four games left and we want to finish strongly - that’s it.

“We just want to have a positive end to the season and see where it takes us.

“We’ve put ourselves in the picture, haven’t we. That is a testament to the staff and players and all the hard work that has gone into it, and our fans backing us all the way, all season.

“We just want to finish strong. No one is getting ahead of themselves.

“We’re looking forward to Accrington coming here on Saturday. We’ve got to get the rest and the recovery right for the players to make sure we can go again with the same sort of energy to try to win the game.”

McCann felt the win over Walsall was the ‘most satisfying’ of the recent run due to his side not being at the best but coming away with three points regardless.

He said: “I think that was probably the most satisfying win because we didn’t play anywhere near as we can but we still won. I said it to the players.

“Walsall were the only team that beat us in the 14 game run, not that we used that as any sort of motivation. It felt a strong win for us because we know how good Walsall can be and they’ve been on a good run of form themselves.

“I was really pleased and proud of the players.”

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