Doncaster Rovers: 'Don't forget we are a work in progress'

It could be said that good results and strong performances have masked over something Darren Moore has been trying to say all season.

Thursday, 10th October 2019, 10:25 am
Darren Moore

Doncaster Rovers are a work in progress.

Moore has spoken regularly of the need still remaining for plenty of work with the Rovers squad in order to get them up to speed with his methods.

He feels that may have been overlooked due to Rovers' impressive start to the campaign and has only been highlighted fully when things have gone wrong.

"The facts speak for themselves - I arrived here just before the start of the season," Moore told the Free Press.

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"The team is relatively new. I think we've got two players starting that were starting games last season.

"We're a squad, we're in it together.

"It's a new style of play, a new philosophy.

"You've got to talk about all of those dynamics that have come into play.

"The only way you keep implementing that and cementing that, is by the continued work.

“While ever we continue to work to try to get better the games are coming thick and fast

“But I'm hopeful that people have seen a change to the team that was here last season in terms of the personnel, the bodies and the style of play."

With his side showing impressive understanding and cohesion in defence and midfield, the area which appears to require the most attention is in front of goal.

Rovers dominated against Portsmouth at the weekend but failed to convert pressure into goals and finished empty handed.

Moore has rejected suggestions the need for attacking reinforcements is the reason why Rovers have not fired in front of goal this season.

And he says plenty of work is going in on the training ground as they look to find the answer in attack.

“They're doing a lot of the hard work in terms of getting up there,” he said.

“When they get into those positions they need the finish touch.

“It's trying to replicate as much of those situations as you can in training so if those opportunities do arrive in training they're better rehearsed in terms of taking those chances.

“We continue to work. As good as its been there are still aspects of our game that we're working on.”