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DARRELL - IT COULD HAVE BEEN MORE

26 December 2014

The managers post match thoughts!

Rovers took all three points from a lively encounter at Plainmoor this afternoon but Rovers boss Darrell Clarke insists that his side could have scored more.

“Some of our front play was excellent and we’ve had Monkhouse’s header ruled out and he tells me it was over the line so lots of things could have gone for us to make the game easier.

“It was a good three points today but we need to save some of these goals for the rest of the festive period.

The visitors controlled large spells of the second half in traitorous conditions with the wind and rain with Darrell pleased with the football his side played.

“We played very well on a difficult pitch and I thought our flexibility and counter attacking was brilliant.

“There were some really good performances out there today, I thought Gosling was fantastic, Monkhouse did a great job on the left but it was a fantastic team performance.

“I thought our attacking play was excellent and we created some really good chances but lets save some of them for the games over the next few days.

Matty Taylor opened the scoring this afternoon but it was his overall display that earned him a rapturous round of applause as he was substituted in the 90th minute with Darrell having nothing but praise for his front man.

“It is great for him to have the supporters singing his name at the end because that will do the lad the world of good.

“He is on 8 or 9 goals now and I’m still confident that he will go on and get 15 or 20 goals this season.

“Matty is a very good player with an exceptional touch and he really helps the team play and attack as a unit.

On loan goalkeeper Fabian Spiess was at fault for the goal Rovers conceded but Darrell is adamant that he will have learnt a lot from today.

“We can’t afford to be giving goals away like that.

“Fabian is a young lad and he will come away from today having learned from it.

“If you take that goal away you could say it was a very disciplined performance because at 1-2 they’ve always got a chance.

Next up for Rovers is third place Macclesfield at the Mem and the Rovers boss says he is just focused on his teams own business.

“The boys will be in tomorrow and we need to get ready for the next game because they come thick and fast at this time of year.

“We need to take care of our own business, we fear nobody and we will be ready for Macclesfield on Sunday.

“There is still 19 games remaining and we will be trying to get as many wins as possible.

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