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5 September 2012

Manager on last night's game

Mark McGhee has described last night’s score line as “ridiculous”.

Rovers crashed out of the JPT first round against Yeovil, losing 3-0 at the Memorial Stadium.

Although it was the same score line witnessed in Saturday’s poor defeat to Morecambe, the manager was pleased with the vastly improved performance.

He said: “To say the score line was harsh is the understatement of the season so far, we think it is a ridiculous score line.

“There was nothing I can fault about our performance, other than ultimately we weren’t awarded a goal. We thought we had a goal at the other end, I don’t think there was any problem with it, we have looked at it and don’t see anything wrong.

“Goals do change games and I think we scored a legitimate goal, and if that stands, the game changes, so we are disappointed with that.”

Although the result was disappointing the manager believes he got the reaction he was looking for following Saturday’s second half capitulation.

He said: “We are hugely disappointed with the circumstances, but hugely satisfied with the nature of the performance.

“The performance was a 1000% better than that second half on Saturday, the whole tempo and determination was top class.

“We will football matches in this league if we approach games like that. I was proud of them and gutted for them that it was such a scandalous score line.

“Now we need to recover from tonight and reproduce that performance on Saturday and get our first home win.”

Although Yeovil went down to ten men, Mark does not believe that is too much of disadvantage for a team already ahead.

He said: “When a team goes down to ten men with a lead, they sit in and nothing much changes, they go from 4-4-2 to 4-4-1 and it means that our full backs or our centre halves get the ball a bit easier, but it doesn’t get any easier up front.

“They become deeper and more determined.”

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