VIDEO: Doncaster Rovers haven't been good enough on the counter, admits John Marquis

John Marquis has admitted that Doncaster Rovers have not counter-attacked as well as they might have done this season.

Friday, 23rd March 2018, 5:00 am
John Marquis, centre, celebrates his second goal in the 2-0 win over Bradford City.
John Marquis, centre, celebrates his second goal in the 2-0 win over Bradford City.

Rovers broke up field to finish off Bradford City in stoppage time of Monday night’s vital victory - with Marquis emphatically rounding off a sweeping move for his 12th goal this term.

But the 25-year-old striker says he and his teammates have not produced that type of goal enough since returning to League One.

John Marquis, centre, celebrates his second goal in the 2-0 win over Bradford City.

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“We countered very well for the second goal,” said Marquis.

“It’s something we’ve not done well enough sometimes this season when we’ve been leading games and putting teams to bed.

“It was nice to score that type of goal because it’s something we’ve been working on.”

Marquis did reserve praise for Niall Mason, whose superb cross led to the opening goal, and also his side’s miserly defending in recent games.

John Marquis, centre, celebrates his second goal in the 2-0 win over Bradford City.

He joked: “It’s not an easy sort of finish but when you’ve got a target as big as mine in the middle of the box - on my head - it’s hard for Niall to miss it!

“It’s a great ball. All the pace was on the ball and I just had to direct it.

“The three points were very important,” he added.

“Apart from the one they had cleared off the line I can’t remember them having too many chances.

“It’s another clean sheet - that’s three in the last four games - and it’s a good platform for us to go off.”