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4 September 2014

Club News


4 September 2014

Manager on Saturday's game

Bristol Rovers travel to Braintree Town this weekend for the first time, and the manager has made sure his team have not got carried away after picking up seven point from the last three games.

He said: “The players have not got carried away this week, we are ready to move onto the next game, against a very well organised and established Braintree.

“They were top 10 last season, and they beat a lot of the top teams last year, and they will be right up for it. We have got to match that, and hopefully our quality will shine through in the end.

“We came unstuck at Altrincham, and hopefully that was the wake up call that one or two of my players needed - there is no guarantee you are going to win any game.”

And there is a busy schedule coming up for Rovers, with seven games in the next month.

Darrell said: “We have got seven games in September, so we have a heavy work load this month with seven games, but we look forward to them.

“On paper we have already played three of the top six, so we have had a tough opening. Picking up seven points last week has hopefully given the boys a bit more confidence.

“Players want to play games, we don’t want to look too far ahead, we take of Saturday and then move forward to the next game.”

And the manager confirmed that he was very close to bringing in a new face on Monday, but he will not stop looking.

He said: “I was very close to adding to the squad, but the terms were ridiculous.

“The window is only shut til Monday, when the loan window opens, and I will always be looking to improve the squad, not just in windows.

“The players have got to be at it and performing on a consistent basis. We need to get the right ones who fit into the fantastic team spirit we have here.”

Matty Taylor and Mark McChrystal are both back in training following a sickness bug.

For the full interview, visit Gas Player.

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