Darren Moore won't blame travel issues for Doncaster Rovers' defeat

Darren Moore refused to blame travel issues for Doncaster Rovers’ disappointing defeat at Plymouth Argyle.
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Rovers opted to travel down to Devon on the day but hit gridlock on the M5 due to an incident and only arrived in Plymouth in the late afternoon.

Moore said there were no regrets about the travel choices and his side themselves were to blame for the defeat.

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“We came down on the day and will stay down on the night so the players get their recovery,”

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“I can control their sleep patterns and then we’ll head back up on Wednesday.

“I’d rather do it that way as opposed to coming down the night before.

“We left early enough in the morning to get us here but there was a bit of traffic that held us up on the road.

“But I don’t want to use that as an excuse.

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“The game went the way it did. We came here to get a result irrespective of what happened and we didn’t get a result for other reasons.

“I’m being straight and honest.”

Rovers were very poor in the first half and found themselves behind to a Luke Jephcott goal.

Though they improved after the break, they fell further behind when Joe Edwards netted before Fejiri Okenabirhie pulled a goal back.

“It was a bitty performance - there were some good things about us and there were some poor things,” Moore said.

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“There were some things we did really well and there were some lapses of concentration that cost us dearly.

“From that, it’s a bit of disappointment.

“Lapses of concentration have seen us give away two poor goals.”

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