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McCann only looking to the next one as Rovers march on

30 March 2024


McCann only looking to the next one as Rovers march on

30 March 2024

Grant McCann insists the focus will not shift for Rovers with no one getting carried away by the excellent run of form.

Rovers collected a fourth straight win as they beat on-form Crawley Town 2-0 at the Broadfield Stadium - stretching the overall run to a division-best one defeat in 11 matches.

While all in the Rovers camp are refusing to give up hope of a remarkable push for a top seven finish, the manager says it is simply onto the next game against Wrexham for his side.

“We just keep going,” McCann said. “We go onto Tuesday now and play against a team that is probably looking to get automatic promotion.

“I’m sure they’ll be right in that hunt.

“We’re playing against a very strong Wrexham team on Tuesday night at the Eco-Power Stadium and we’d love for the fans to come and create a huge atmosphere for us because I’m sure there’ll be a few Wrexham fans there.

“If we can get the Donny fans there and hopefully roar us on to another win, that’d be great.”

Goals from Hakeeb Adelakun and Maxime Biamou saw Rovers through to the win over Crawley, during which Tom Anderson was sent off.

McCann was delighted with the performance - particularly with the manner in which Rovers were able to contain Crawley.

“I thought we played well against a very good Crawley team,” he said. “You can see they are playing with real confidence and Scott [Lindsey] has got them going and they’re moving up the league really well as a possession-based team.

“But you could see our plan. We wanted to come and squash them, get after them and make the keeper kick long because we know we’re strong in the air defensively.

“What was important after that was picking up second balls and I thought Harrison Biggins, Owen Bailey and Matty Craig, plus the three boys that came on done it really well.

“We set a good standard in the first half with our energy and press and didn’t really give them a chance apart from the one where Klaidi Lolos got through with a mistake from us on our transition. Timmy made a great save and Woody a great block.

“We had some good opportunity. Mols had a great chance and I don’t know how the keeper saved it.

“I wanted us to build on it in the second half. We had the wind a little bit and we were uphill so let’s see if we can get in-behind them and it was a bit of magic from Haks to get us in front.”

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