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Positive signs from Spurs draw

11 February 2014

Eric Kinder was pleased that his Rovers side battled well to earn a point in their 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night.

The Under-21s twice had to come from a goal down at Leigh Sports Village, but late strikes from Dean Rittenberg and Aaron Tumwa earned the development squad their first point in five outings.

"I'm absolutely delighted with them, particularly in the second half," Kinder told Rovers Player.

"It has been a long season for us but you can finally see signs of the way that I want to play and my philosophy on the game. So I'm delighted tonight.

'We don't like getting beat every week, sometimes we've been beaten too easily and other times we've been unlucky.

"Against Norwich when they got their second we caved in, so to see it at 2-1 down with a few minutes to go you think here we go again.

"But we didn't give in, we kept going and that is what happens. We haven't seen that a great deal this year, but if you keep going you get a decent result and that is what we have done.

"I think we are getting there now, we have a group of lads that want to progress. I still expect a little bit more from them, I thought we could close down better and have a little bit more desire when we are out of possession.

"Hopefully we are getting there and next season we'll see a completely different side and a different attitude."

The Under-21s are back in action next Monday when they take on Aston Villa at Villa Park.

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