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A CHAT WITH: MARK MCCHRYSTAL

25 March 2015

The Rovers skipper talks about the final run in

Rovers returned to winning ways last Friday with a 3-1 win over Aldershot Town at the Memorial Stadium and skipper Mark McChrystal was pleased with the teams overall performance.

"It was a good overall team performance all across the pitch. I think we deserved to win the game so it was good that we came out of it with all three points.

"There was a few stoppages in the game through injuries to myself and Andy [Monkhouse] which I think helped out the other team and disrupted our flow a bit but as I said it was good for us to get the three points at the end of the day.

"We started very well with Jermaine [Easter] and Matty [Taylor] up front - I think they looked very sharpe and it was brilliant for Jermaine to get his goal and get himself off the mark.

Last Friday was only Easter's third appearance since joining Bristol Rovers back in January due to a knee injury sustained in his first start against Dartford and McChrystal is impressed with the way he has come back from his injury.

"It's been tough for Jermaine since he signed, he came in and really wanted to do well and got injured very quickly and it killed his momentum a little bit.

"He has worked exceptionally hard to get back and he got his rewards the other night getting his first goal and hopefully there is a lot more of them to come.

Rovers face a trip to Macclesfield this Saturday in the day's early kick off in front of the BT Sport cameras as Rovers move into the final six games of the season and Mark tells us that the season is flying by for the players.

"At this moment in time the season is just moving so fast and we just need to keep focused and keep going.

"Earlier on in the season when we were playing Saturday, Tuesday the games were coming thick and fast where as now we have that little bit more time for recovery and to get some work done on the training pitch.

"This weekend is going to be another tough game, we may have beaten them at home but it was a tight game but we took the chances we had.

"This time we are going to their place and we are expecting a massively competitive game.

The game at Moss Rose will kick off at 12:30 and the Rovers skipper says that his team will go into this match the same as any other.

"We will just go into in the right way, the only thing is that the pre-match meal will be more like breakfast and other small bits like that but the squad will be ready to go come 12:30.

"Other than that it is just another game on a Saturday and it doesn't really matter what time kick off is.

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