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9 October 2014

Rovers have moved up to fourth place in the Vanarama Conference Premier table following Tuesday’s 1-0 victory over Dartford and Darrell Clarke says that the results are the priority at this stage of the season.

“It’s very early days yet but it is good to be in the mix at the minute we just have to continue our recent good form.

“It isn’t about tables at this time of the year it is about getting the results and picking up as many points as you can to be in a fighting position at the end of the season.

“The recent run of results has been excellent and that has got us into a position where we are challenging at the top end of the table which is great.

“The support here on Tuesday night was fantastic, we didn’t really get ourselves going in the second half and the crowd got a bit anxious – which is to be expected.

“Dartford were a good team and it is an added extra when teams come to Bristol Rovers so we have to manage that which I think we have done well so far this season."

After Saturday’s game with Aldershot, Rovers would have completed a third of the 2014/15 campaign with games coming thick and fast before the winter months and Darrell believes that the club has progressed a great deal since last season.

“When you see the start we’ve had after the turnaround that we’ve had here with the staff, the players and the expectation levels we are delighted that after a third of the season, we’re challenging.

“Big changes were made at the club during the summer and it’s good to see that things are more positive.

“The boys have adapted well, it is difficult at times to match the expectations of this football club but the lads that are here are really up for the challenge."

Rovers travel to the Electrical Services Stadium on Saturday to take on 15th placed Aldershot where the manager wants to continue the recent run of good results.

“They [Aldershot] recruited a lot of players in the summer and probably didn’t have the start that they would have liked but they have some good players there and they have picked up some good results.

“They did well last season to overcome the 10 point deduction that they had and everyone was thinking that Aldershot were going to be up there this year.

“I’m happy with the way the boys are responding with different challenges but it is about keeping this run of good form going."

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