Darren Moore's advice for Jacob Ramsey as he urges calm among Doncaster Rovers supporters

Darren Moore has backed Jacob Ramsey to handle the pressure and increased attention following his stunning debut for Doncaster Rovers.

Friday, 7th February 2020, 5:00 pm

Ramsey’s name has been the one on the lips of every supporter this week after the Aston Villa loanee scored twice in his first appearance for Rovers, following his deadline day signing.

Moore has backed the youngster to keep his feet on the ground and remain focused on his own personal task at hand - improving during this stay at the Keepmoat.

“JJ [Ramsey] has come in and he’s an intelligent boy, he’s got wonderful ability as we know and he’s started very well with the two goals and an accomplished performance,” he said.

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Jacob Ramsey celebrates scoring in Doncaster Rovers' win at Tranmere Rovers. Picture: Howard Roe

“He will find the consistency that we want from him and we’ll help nurture him further.

“We’ll improve him even more so than where his game is at now. There’s areas in his game where we’ll look to improve and there’s areas of his game where he’s strong and we’ll look to make him even stronger.

“That is the same with him and all the loan players that have been here.

“We feel we have the duty to them because they want to improve. We are giving them first team football but also they’re not just here to make up the numbers.

“They have to have a mindset and a mentality to step into the first team and play consistently well in the first team.”

Moore has consistently urged a show of patience from Rovers supporters towards his squad as he seeks to improve them over the campaign.

And he has asked for the same to apply to Ramsey as he looks to build on his strong bow for the side.

“The message to fans, not just with JJ but the team as a whole, I’ve beaten the drum from the start of the season that we’re a work in progress,” he said.

“We’ve covered a huge amount of ground already since the start of the season and we’re just looking for consistency and improvement.

“My message is to keep getting behind the boys, keep supporting them and keep looking for that improvement.”