Doncaster Rovers pair picked out for praise by Grant McCann after catching the eye

Grant McCann, the Doncaster Rovers boss, has reserved special praise for two of his players as they extended their unbeaten streak.
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Last weekend saw Rovers record a slender but thoroughly deserved 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon. It stretched their undefeated run to five games - their best tally of form since the start of the 2022-23 campaign.

Whilst Hakeeb Adelakun grabbed most of the headlines - the winger notched his third goal of what is fast becoming a prolific loan spell - McCann chose to highlight the performances of two players just behind Adelakun, in midfield.

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"It was very good energy from Harrison Biggins," McCann told the Free Press, when asked about the build-up to the only goal of the game. "He can run all day and is aggressive in his pressing.

Harrison Biggins receives instructions from manager Grant McCann.Harrison Biggins receives instructions from manager Grant McCann.
Harrison Biggins receives instructions from manager Grant McCann.

"It was a really good team goal, if you watch it back. But it was good by Harrison to just slip away and slip Hakeeb in. It was a great team performance."

The move had actually started when Spurs loanee Matty Craig made an eagle-eyed interception. The ball then moved on to James Maxwell, Joe Ironside and Biggins before Adelakun's fine finish.

Craig has certainly been winning plaudits from the fans since his arrival in January. And he once again got a glowing review from his manager after another classy showing against the Dons: "He's getting better all the time and is getting used to the demands of this level. Maybe the first couple of games took him by surprise at how physical it was.

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"But we know he's physical and he's tried to adapt his game a little bit to be in that sort of position he's in. There will be contact and he will have to find his way out of tight little spaces. He's a great kid. Sometimes you take young boys on loan from the Premier League and they don't really seem to want to (learn). I've seen it over the years when some players come in and think they're better and there's no coaching them.

"Matty is completely different. He wants to come in and learn and he'll have a top career, there's no doubt about it."