'I’m not a manager that would allow anything to peter out' - Darren Moore on maintaining standards at Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers’ ambitions for a top six finish may have taken a hit with back-to-back defeats but Darren Moore insists he will not allow their season to peter out.

By Liam Hoden
Thursday, 27th February 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th February 2020, 6:26 pm

Rovers now sit seven points off six spot following defeats to Gillingham and Shrewsbury Town.

Moore consistently avoids talk of a play-off push for his side but will continue to demand high standards from his side heading into every game - including Saturday’s clash with Wycombe Wanderers.

“We press on and we go again,” he said. “We find it and go again.

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Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Moore on the touchline during his side's 1-0 defeat at Shrewsbury Town. Photo: Howard Roe/AHPIX LTD.

“I’m not a manager that would allow anything to peter out.

“We go full max again and we keep working. We’ve worked hard all week in training.

“We’ve got an excellent game to look forward to and a tough team to face.

“It’s another hurdle we face and another one we look forward to as a group.”

Moore made no secret of his feeling that Rovers were not up to standard in their defeat at Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

He has demanded a reaction in training this week, but one within a mood of positivity and has been impressed with what he has seen.

“I don’t allow it to be anything other than upbeat because there is so much work to be done,” he said.

“I need bright minds and bright heads to take information on board in the right manner.

“We just pride ourselves on that.

“A cleanness in their work, an intensity, a brightness, a real focus and a high level standard of training every day - those are all the things that are good telltale signs for getting back at it.

“Ultimately, what you want to do is get back on the training pitch and train.

“We’ve seen all those ingredients this week, collectively as a group and individually as players.

“I’m a manager that really drives that every day and if you see that every day then you see improvement from your team.

“That is the reason why that does not stop and will not stop.”