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CLARKE ON THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON

20 January 2014

Assistant manager on the rest of the season

Darrell Clake was pleased with the defensive performance that saw Rovers pick up a point at York on Saturday.

However, the assistant manager would like to see the team creating more chances as we go into the second half of the season.

He said: “The goalkeeper and back four were superb defensively, and we defended well as a team, but we didn’t really create as many chances as I would have liked.

“It was a game coming off the back of a tough run, so I will take the point and move on.”

There are now two big home games coming up for Rovers, and six points could really push us up the table.

Darrell said: “We have two important games coming up. Our home form recently has been very good, we have been scoring goals and creating more chances, and we will be looking to continue that.

“The league is pretty tight, we are half way through the season and have 23 points, which isn’t good enough. After 23 games it is nowhere near what we expected.

“We have struggled in the final third and it is not rocket science to see where we need to improve and hopefully we can get one or two in up top to improve us and enable us to create more chances and score more goals.

“We are looking to have a strong second half of the season and our form recently has been quite good.”

And the management team are pleased to have a week without a midweek fixture.

Darrell said: “It is good to have a week without a midweek game after the games we have had.

“It gives us a chance to get a little bit of rest into the ones who have been playing, and the boys who haven’t played so much football, like Danny Woodards, have got a game tomorrow up at Burton against the Nike Academy.

“I haven’t seen much of Danny, but he has looked impressive in training, and he has plenty of experience, and is just what we need.

“We need to get more minutes in to him, and if we can get 60 or 90 minutes out of him tomorrow his match fitness levels will top up and hopefully he will be looking to stake his claim in the team.

“It is too early for Seanan tomorrow, but he is stepping up his rehab and coming along nicely, and hopefully in the next week or two he will be joining in with training.”

For the full interview, visit Gas Player.


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