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McCann won't get carried away by MK Dons triumph

2 January 2024

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McCann won't get carried away by MK Dons triumph

2 January 2024

Grant McCann insists no one will be allowed to get carried away by the manner of Rovers’ win over MK Dons on New Year’s Day.

Rovers swept aside the on-form Dons in a comfortable 3-0 win as they built on the impressive showing at Mansfield Town three days earlier and put the struggles of the Christmas period behind them.

But McCann says there remains plenty of work to do for his squad to reach the levels of which he knows they are capable.

"I don't think anyone is getting too overjoyed by it,” he said. “It's a good result against a good MK Dons team that had been unbeaten for nine games in the league before this.

"It's a nice reward for the hard work that we've put in over the last seven or eight days when we've had to bounce and rejig after the three disappointing results that we had.

"It's a tremendous effort to go to Mansfield, who in my opinion are probably the best team in the division, and follow it up against another really good team and get the win.

“We didn’t get too worried about those three games. We know we’ve got good footballers, we know we’ve got a way of trying to turn things around, improve and get better and we want to improve all the time.

“We’re in a bit of a transition at the moment. We’ve got a lot of injuries and a lot of young players coming through. It’s been tough but one thing we have got is a good, honest group of players.

“They can put performances like the one we saw here and it’s down to us to get them to do that consistently.

“We felt we played really well at Mansfield and were unlucky not to come away with the three points.

“The hardest thing in football is to do it again and keep doing it again. We need to be more consistent. We’ve started 2024 really well so hopefully we can carry that on."

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