Dean Saunders wants ‘whatever it takes’ approach

New Rovers Manager Dean Saunders.  Picture: Andrew Roe

New Rovers Manager Dean Saunders. Picture: Andrew Roe

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NEW Rovers boss Dean Saunders insists his side will play in a style supporters have become accustomed to but do ‘whatever it takes to win.’

The 47-year-old made it clear he believes changes need to be made but suggested his philosophy has many similarities with predecessor Sean O’Driscoll.

He said: “We will play similar but at the end of the day you’ve got to win.

“Obviously, looking at it now, it’s not working.

“You can only do what the opposition let you do.

“If the opposition pressed you then you have to change tactics.

“Whatever it takes to win, that’s what I’ll try to do.

“I want them to pass the ball out from the back but there’s got to be an end product. Being a striker myself, that’s where I’ll put my slant on things.

“We need more presence in the box, get more crosses in and get bodies in there.”

Former Wales international striker Saunders is keen to instill a no fear approach into the Rovers squad.

He said: “I don’t want the players to be frightened to lose.

“Hopefully against Crystal Palace you’ll see a team playing with a bit of freedom and enthusiasm.

“I’ve given them license to go out there and get three points, not worry about losing and go out to win.”