Darren Moore in ‘more of the same’ call ahead of Doncaster Rovers’ trip to Bristol Rovers

Darren Moore labelled his Doncaster Rovers side ‘plucky and resilient’ in their midweek win over Shrewsbury Town and says more of the same will be needed this weekend.

By Liam Hoden
Friday, 10th January 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 10th January 2020, 9:27 pm

Rovers head to Bristol Rovers on Saturday looking for a third successive victory after excellent management of the game against Shrewsbury earlier this week.

Moore says resilience will be a key factor for his side at the Memorial Ground but insists they must take chances that come their way.

“We’re away from home and usually away from home you need to be resilient and show that strength,” he said.

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“And when you get the ball you’ve got to be good on it.

“Also at the same time you’ve got an opposition looking to implement their style and you’re trying to counteract that.

“It’s another tough game for us. It’s a fantastic place, a wonderful ground with lots of history and tradition there.

“It’s a wonderful footballing playing surface and we’re looking forward to this game.”

Moore says he has been pleased with the growing resilience his side have shown in recent weeks and sees it as part of their further development since the start of the season.

“I think you saw another string to our bow the other night in terms of a battling performance, staying in and being plucky and gritty,” he said.

“I’ve been really pleased with that.

“In a season not all the matches you come up against are going to see strictly football and end to end play.

“Sometimes you have to dig in and be plucky.

“The way the boys stayed in the game after getting the all-important first goal and then got the second, I was absolutely delighted.

“I probably felt more rewarded with that one than one of the free-flowing football matches that we’ve won this season.

“It shows a different side to us. On we go to a different game and a different test for us.”

Cameron John is set to be part of the squad after shaking off a hamstring injury while Matty Blair will travel with the team as he closes in on a return after almost four months out.