Darren Moore on promotion talk after Doncaster Rovers' win over Shrewsbury Town

Doncaster Rovers may have moved within two points of the play-off places but Darren Moore is refusing to allow himself to be distracted by talk of a push for promotion this season.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 11:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 1:45 pm

Rovers beat Shrewsbury Town 2-0 with goals from Niall Ennis and Tom Anderson as they ticked off the first of a backlog of fixtures.

It leaves them in a strong position to push into the top six but Moore insists he is only focused on the next game.

"We're just working from game to game," he said.

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Darren Moore. Picture: Marie Caley
Darren Moore. Picture: Marie Caley

"Other people are the ones talking about the stats but for us it's been all about the next game.

"That is all the players have been focusing on really.

"It was a different type of game. It wasn't free flowing like the previous game but it was a gritty, determined display.

"Those characteristics are always good to have.

"They're an honest group and they showed that in so many ways.

"It'll be a game to look back on and while it probably wasn't pleasing on the eye, the three points are very rewarding."

Ennis scored just four minutes in as he capitalised on a defensive mistake to head into an empty net.

And Anderson wrapped up the win 15 minutes from time with a powerful header from a Jon Taylor corner.

Moore was delighted with his side's performance, particularly the organisation they showed from the start.

"We were plucky, determined, stuck to a game plan and ground out a result," he said.

"It was a difficult game but credit to the players for staying with it and getting each other through the game.

"The boys did not allow them back in the game. We had to head, track runs, stay disciplined and focused - all those things to earn the win.

“We knew we would have to earn it to get the three points and the game panned out just like that.

“I’m pleased for both players that scored the goals – it’s pleasing to see Tom Anderson get one from a set piece and Niall for all the work he puts in.”