'We've got to be better' - Reece James urges Doncaster Rovers to learn from mistakes at AFC Wimbledon

Reece James wants the disappointment Doncaster Rovers suffered at AFC Wimbledon to sink in and be used to ensure they are a better side going forward.

Sunday, 15th December 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Sunday, 15th December 2019, 2:04 pm
Reece James

The full back declared Rovers the best they had been in a while during the first half at Kingsmeadow, with them carrying a 1-0 lead into the break courtesy of Kwame Thomas’ header.

But he says they should have taken more chances when on top to ensure they came away with the results their early efforts deserved.

“I think it's just disappointing, especially in the manner in which we lost the game,” James said.

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“I thought we dominated the first half. We had a lot of chances and took one of them but I think we should have taken more.

“It is a very disappointing result for us, especially with how we started the game.

“We’ve got to be better.

“And we’ve got to make sure we see the disappointment and the mistakes that we’ve made in the second half.

“They had two chances and punished us on both occasions.”

James set up Thomas’ header with a superb delivery from a corner which left the striker with little to do to score.

But he say he takes little consolation from that contribution with Rovers losing the game.

And he wants his team mates to quickly learn from their mistakes.

“It was nice to get the assist with the ball that I put in but we created lots of chances and we should have taken more,” he said.

“Even in the second half we created more and it’s really disappointing to have come away with that result.

“It was about sticking to the game plan. Everything was going right with what the gaffer had told us to do.

“We’d done everything he’d saud and we knew what the game plan was.

“I think it’s probably one of the best first halves that we’ve played in a long time. Back to the best we’ve been.

“For some reason it didn’t really click in the second half and got to go back to the drawing board, assess it and move on to get ready for the Accrington game.”