Doncaster Rovers: 'It was a positive end to a gruelling week' - Darren Moore on draw with MK Dons

Darren Moore declared a positive end to a difficult week for Doncaster Rovers as they battled back for a point against MK Dons.

Saturday, 7th December 2019, 6:26 pm
Updated Sunday, 8th December 2019, 10:31 pm

Alex Gilbey gave the visitors a deserved lead early in the second half with a spectacular strike and they threatened to see out the game with good control of possession.

But Cameron John rescued a point for Rovers four minutes from time when he turned the ball home after a scramble from a corner.

Having exited both the FA Cup and Leasing.com Trophy with poor performances and 3-0 defeats in the previous six days, Moore was pleased for his side to head back in a more positive direction.

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Darren Moore during the draw with MK Dons. Picture: Marie Caley
Darren Moore during the draw with MK Dons. Picture: Marie Caley

"We felt we had the better chances in the game," he said.

"We had seven shots on target and seven off target. They had three shots on target and six off.

"They had a lot of possession in terms of managing the ball but I felt we stepped it up in the second half.

"We made a change at half time to get us up the pitch and engage them more and make more of a game on it.

"But I'm really pleased. It's our third game at the end of a gruelling week.

"We had two poor defeats in the cup competitions so to get the point always gives you something to work from.

"It keeps our own impressive home form going."I thought it was a never say die attitude from the players.

"We lost Jon Taylor in the last 24 hours which was a big blow for us. The capacity for the boys to reset themselves and get themselves ready for a game was really good for us.

"We feel that we have ended the week with a positive and certainly not a negative.

"Absolutely. I have seen the sense of satisfaction in the players after that one.

"The last four or five games before we felt we didn't reach the levels we had set but we got back towards that today."

Moore confirmed Jon Taylor suffered a hamstring strain in training.