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DARRELL - SATURDAY'S WIN WAS FOR THE SUPPORTERS

15 September 2014

Manager on Lincoln and Nuneaton

Darrell Clarke was pleased to get the club’s first away win of the season on Saturday and insists that it was all for the supporters.

The manager said: “The pleasing thing for Saturday was it’s good for the supporters who made the long trip.

“They’ve had a tough time of things traveling and supporting Bristol Rovers over the last few years so it was nice to get the win for them.”

However, Darrell is making sure the squad keep their feet firmly on the floor.

“The club and the squad wont be getting carried away, I wont allow that to happen. It’s an away win and we move on to the next game.

“I was really pleased with the character of the lads Saturday, when you lose a two goal lead in the manner that we did you can get carried away thinking that we’ve chucked the game away.

“I said to the players that if we would have come in at half time all square we would have had something to build on.

“So they had to take away the fact that they had lost a two goal lead and had to get their heads right for the second half.”

Darrell also praised the character of Lee Brown having missed a penalty to bounce back and set up Ellis Harrison for the decisive goal.

“It shows the character inside the player and the team, he steps up and hits the inside of the post but puts it behind him and sets up the winning goal.”

Ellis Harrison scored his second goal of the season against Lincoln and the manager says that he is putting himself in contention for a starting spot.

“You have to praise Ellis for his attitude and the way that he has come back, but he needs a greater understanding of football but he is improving and long may it continue.”

Nuneaton Town are up next at the Memorial Stadium and the manager insists that it is going to be another hard game.

“In their last two games they’ve drew with Grimsby and beaten Forest Green so there is no way we are going to turn up Tuesday night with the cigars out because we aren’t good enough to do that.

“Were not at that stage where we can think this is a three point banker, we’ve got to give respect to Nuneaton.

“They’ve picked up four points in their last two and we need to make sure that complacency doesn’t creep into our game.”

Darrell also confirmed that Jamie Turley is having another x-ray later today before he can be cleared to play contact football.

“He is very close, he is training with us but we will wait for him to pass his medical.

“He has been coming in and has been getting himself fit but we are waiting on that all important medical.

“Other clubs have been in for him and would even take a chance without the medical but he wants to play for Bristol Rovers.

For the full interview, go to Gas Player.


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