Darren Moore on Doncaster Rovers persistence with playing out from the back against Sunderland

Darren Moore defended Doncaster Rovers’ persistence with playing out from the back despite coming under pressure in the draw with Sunderland.

Sunday, 22nd November 2020, 10:03 am

The visitors pressed high up the pitch and looked to put pressure on Rovers’ centre halves, leading to erratic play and a lack of cohesion.

Moore insists he would not encourage a change of approach as he does not feel the squad contains the sort of players to facilitate more direct play.

“It’s in our DNA,” he said. “It’s what we do and what we’re about.

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New Rovers keeper Joe Lumley plays out. Picture: Andrew Roe/AHPIX

“We were persistent with it. We got some joy with it, didn’t quite get some as well but those the small details we’ve spoken about with our control and touch of the ball.

“I was happy with it.

“We haven’t got the players to go long, shell it and play the ball in the air.

“We do try to mix it up but relatively our teams try to play the football we feel is the right way.”

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