‘Clean sheet, three goals, three points’ – Darren Moore’s delight as new boys strike in Doncaster Rovers’ win over Tranmere Rovers

Darren Moore hopes Jacob Ramsey and Fejiri Okenabirhie gave ‘a small glimpse’ of what they can add to Doncaster Rovers after their goalscoring turns in the rout of Tranmere Rovers.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 10:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 11:55 am

Aston Villa loanee Ramsey scored twice in a brilliant debut while Okenabirhie came off the bench to complete the 3-0 win with his first goal in his second appearance for the club.

“Hopefully, you see small glimpses of what they can bring the team,” Moore said.

“You saw the different dynamics and the different edge the team has with those players in it.

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Darren Moore salutes Doncaster Rovers fans at Tranmere Rovers. Picture: Howard Roe
Darren Moore salutes Doncaster Rovers fans at Tranmere Rovers. Picture: Howard Roe

“We said when we brought them here that they would give us a different edge and what they are trying to do now is settle in quickly to the squad.

“Hopefully we’ll see more performances and more goals like we saw this evening.”

Rovers dealt with a horrendous pitch at Prenton Park and thoroughly dominated the game with some wonderful passing play.

Ramsey put them ahead nine minutes into the second half and doubled his tally 15 minutes from time before Okenabirhie wrapped things up on 84 minutes.

It saw Rovers bounce back confidently from the defeat at Fleetwood Town and win one of their games in hand to close the gap on League One’s top six.

“I was pleased with the all round team performance and it was the right response,” Moore said.

“We knew it’d be tough. We knew we had to start and compete but I felt as the game wore on that it would open up a bit.

“I thought at times our decisions on a very difficult night and a very difficult pitch were really good by the players and when the chances came we took them really, really well.

“We spoke about managing the conditions in pre-match. There was a lot of talk between us when we came out for the warm-up and had a look at the pitch.

“It was about playing to the right conditions and I thought the boys did that really well.

“It was the right response from Saturday - clean sheet, three goals, three points and the two boys got the goals tonight.”