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26 April 2014

Darrell's thoughts on win at Wycombe

A 2-1 win against Wycombe Wanderers this afternoon put Rovers within touching distance of League Two safety.

Goals from Lee Brown and David Clarkson mean that all that is needed next week against Mansfield is one point.

Rovers are inching towards the finishing line courtesy of their supporters, a fact not lost on manager Darrell Clarke; “Our fans don’t deserve to be in this situation as they are the best in the country by a country mile. They are different class, and have been with us all season.”

However Clarke was quick to stress that no one can breathe easily just yet.

“There is still work to be done though obviously we are delighted to have won this football match. We still have a job to do next week though and that’s what I told the lads at the final whistle.

“No one will be getting carried away thinking we are safe yet, because there is still plenty of work to do.”

His side started well and scored the first goal.

“The boys dug in and we took the lead with a great Lee Brown free kick.

“They then got back into the game, though I’m not sure how their lad scored as he connected with the back of his heel.

“The second half was a very cagey affair, as you would expect, then David Clarkson popped up to do what he does best and nicked a goal.”

Aware that other teams in the bottom were winning, he made a brave change and switched to a 3-5-2 formation in the second half.

“Sometimes changes work in your favour, and I thought Clarkson dropped in the hole nicely and I’m so pleased that things went for us this afternoon.

“We know what we need now, but it will be a tough game against Mansfield and we have to keep going until the final whistle at the Mem.”

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