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23 August 2015

Club News


23 August 2015

The Manager's post-match comments

Bristol Rovers capped off three wins in a week with a 3-1 win against Barnet at the Memorial Stadium however Darrell Clarke was disappointed with some elements of the performance.

"Our performance wasn't as good as the past two games but the most important thing is that we got the result.

"I had a few words at half time because we were dropping a bit too deep and weren't making the correct decisions but I think we managed to sort that out in the second half.

"We changed things around formation wise putting Sinclair on the right which made us a lot more comfortable but I think if we took care of the final ball a little more we could have scored more."

Both Jermaine Easter and Matty Taylor registered their first goals of the season which Darrell sees as a massive positive.

"At the back end of a difficult week I think we looked a bit leggy today but it is good to get those two off the mark.

"We could have put them away a bit earlier but I think we played entertaining football which is what these supporters deserve.

"I think I could do with another option up front, Ellis [Harrison], Matty [Taylor] and Jermaine [Easter] have started the season strongly and they are fantastically hard working and do a great job for the team and they will score goals.

"For me it is the way that they compliment the team but for two of them to get off the mark today will do them the world of good."

Daniel Leadbitter came off in the first half clutching his hamstring and Darrell has said the wingback's injury will come as a blow to the side.

"It's a bit to early to tell with Dan but we will get him assessed Monday and see how it is.

"He [Leadbitter] has been playing fantastically for us in these past few games but we only have one game a week until the end of September so hopefully he won't miss that many."

To watch Darrell's full post-match interview, click on the video below:

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