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7 March 2015

The managers post-match thoughts

Bristol Rovers long unbeaten run came to an end after losing 1-2 to Eastleigh at the Memorial Stadium and Rovers boss Darrell Clarke was disappointed in his sides performance.

"It was a very poor performance from our point of view and when you have the amount of players that we had today that weren't on their game you don't win football matches.

"For me the quicker we put this one to bed the better, we didn't play as well as we can but credit to Eastleigh they came here and could have won by more on the day.

"We kept getting into positions to create things but some of those final passes were lacking again today.

"When we perform poorly the first thing I do is look in the mirror and I did change things around because Eastleigh were very much on top in the first half but were ahead through a massive individual error.

"Steve [Mildenhall] is a very experienced goal keeper and he will bounce back from that, but the whole squad have to bounce back from this performance today.

Rovers retained top spot in the Vanarama Conference despite the home loss and Darrell says that this isn't the time to panic.

"We have to be careful that we don't panic because there is eight games to go and we are still two points clear.

"Barnet losing was an added bonus as well as Macclesfield drawing but for me it is another game ticked off.

"Were we happy with the performance today, no, but this is a honest group of players and we will brush ourselves down and go again.

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